CHINO, California – Truck driver Vays Dzhanayez, 34, of North Carolina, was killed in workplace accident when a heavy load struck him down at Harrington Plastic Thursday, according to a San Bernardino County Coroner report.
According to the coroner report, Dzhanayez was removing straps from a 460-pound load of 20-foot-long fiberglass beans when a forklift driver came over and picked it up. The heavy load shifted and struck Dzhanayez on the head, knocking him over. The load then landed on his chest. Paramedics transported Dzhanayez to Chino Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 8:57 a.m. in the emergency room.
The workplace accident is under investigation by the Chino Police Department as well as the District Attorney’s office to determine if there was any negligence involved.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers are required to train employees in order to reduce workplace hazards. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are some 5,800 people killed in work-related accidents every year including traffic accidents, chemical exposure, electrocutions, malfunctioning equipment, construction incidents, explosions, fires and falls.
“Someone who dies in a workplace accident should consider hiring a lawyer to investigate the circumstances to determine if there was liability on the part of the employer,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “There are many circumstances that could lead to a person’s death at work including poor maintenance, inadequate lighting or security, as well as poorly trained or licensed employees.”
The families of those killed in a workplace accident may make a claim under Workers Compensation to cover medical and funeral expenses as well as some salary payments, but in some cases they should consider a wrongful death claim. In cases where there was negligence involved the surviving members of a person’s family may also receive compensation for future income lost because of the untimely death as well as emotional distress and loss of companionship.
For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients injured in serious workplace accidents and traffic accidents. Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed in workplace or traffic accidents. Indeed, the California personal injury law firm has a proven track record supported by settlements ranging from several thousand dollars to millions.
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