April 06, 2023
Malibu, CA – Crane Operator Killed in Incident on Las Flores Canyon Rd.
Malibu, CA (April 6, 2023) – A crane operator in Malibu was killed in a workplace accident on Wednesday evening, April 5th. The incident occurred around 6:00 p.m. on Las Flores Canyon Road near Gorge Road and the Pacific Coast Highway.
According to a report from the California Highway Patrol, the victim was working in a crane when the crane toppled over and became entangled in power lines. Rescue crews rushed to the scene and attempted to extricate the man from the crane. However, the effort was difficult due to the power lines. The man was eventually freed but suffered critical injuries and later succumbed to his injuries. His identity has not been released at this time, pending notification of his family. No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the accident is under investigation at this time. No additional information has been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of the victim following this deadly crane accident in Malibu.
Workplace Accidents in California
According to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there were 463 reported workplace fatalities in California in 2020. The majority of these fatalities took place during transportation, however, exposure to harmful substances and contact with objects and equipment were also common occurrences. Some professions are inherently more dangerous than others. The construction industry alone accounted for about 25% of all reported fatal occupational accidents.
A workplace accident can present a complicated legal case. There are many questions that are likely to arise before the responsible party can be identified. Inadequate training or safety procedures can lead to a large number of fatal accidents in the workplace setting. Other reasons for these incidents include unsafe equipment and failure to follow established rules that are designed to protect employees from harm. The cause of every workplace accident will be documented and carefully examined in order to determine exactly how it took place.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a California workplace accident, you will want to have the best possible legal representation. The complex legal and factual issues presented by these cases will normally require the assistance of a skilled lawyer. Attempting to handle these cases on your own can result in frustration and an inability to receive the compensation that you deserve.
Here at Madison Law Group, our team of trained legal professionals can help as you move past this difficult time in your life. We know and understand what you are going through, and we can help you secure your future. Our attorneys will ensure that the responsible and negligent party is held completely accountable for their actions.
We are here to speak with you at any time. Our firm always provides free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. When you need a tough and aggressive law firm, you can count on us. To speak with a Malibu workplace accident attorney, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.