San Francisco, CA – Firefighter Killed in Work Accident on 19th St
San Francisco, CA (October 7, 2020) – An accident reported on Wednesday morning claimed the life of one person in the San Francisco area. Just before 10 a.m., on October 7, the San Francisco Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene of an accident on 19th Street.
Reports provided by firefighters show that a team of firefighters was involved in training at the Division of Training center located on 19th Street at the intersection with Folsom Street.
While engaged in training activities, one of the firefighters slipped and fell from an elevated surface. The firefighter sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Emergency crews rushed to the scene of the accident but were unsuccessful in administering life-saving efforts. The victim passed away from their injuries after being rushed to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in California
Every year, thousands of workers across the United States lose their lives on the job. In some cases, victims end up passing away from injuries caused by hostile atmospheres. Employers are required to ensure the safety of their employers. Part of doing so means they should ensure adequate security measures are in place to protect workers from vicious attacks and various other injuries on the job. Health organizations on both the national level and here in California have established various processes that ensure the work environment is safe and clean for workers. These guidelines are made to help keep workers safe by minimizing the risk of exposure. When employers fail to take adequate steps toward protecting their workers, they can be held liable for resulting injuries and damages. When workers lose their lives while working, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California to protect their legal rights.
In some cases, families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward after enduring a tragic and unexpected loss. The Law Offices of William E. Weiss has decades of experience assisting families with protecting their legal rights after losing loved ones in fatal workplace accidents. For nearly four decades, California workplace accident attorney Weiss has represented numerous families who have lost loved ones in workplace accidents caused by careless actions of people to ensure they get the justice they deserve. Contact Attorney Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive personal injury attorney in California to see what legal options are available for you.
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