Oil Field Worker Fatally Injured in Construction Accident

Posted on September 27, 2011

An oil field worker died yesterday evening when he was working on a construction site in Venture County, according to news sources.

The accident occurred when a support beam fell during the construction of a new drilling rig. The worker, a man from Bakersfield, was pinned between the rig and the beam. He was 34-years-old.

The accident happened in the hills around West Fork Hall Canyon Road and Manuel Canyon Road, just northeast of Ventura. Officials reports that the victim was attempting to help two other workers after the beam had already collapsed.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of California is currently still investigating the accident.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of this man. I offer my sincere sympathies and condolences to the friends and family during this difficult time.

In my experience as a wrongful death attorney, I’ve seen how unsafe work conditions can lead to workplace injuries, and in some cases, workplace fatalities. I hope that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is able to complete their investigation of this terrible incident and correct any violations that may have contributed to the cause of this accident.

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