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Construction Worker Killed in San Francisco Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A construction worker was killed in an accident that happened in the San Francisco area.

Details about the San Francisco Accident

CBS Local San Francisco is reporting that Bay-area police are currently investigating the fatality of a construction worker who was killed when he was operating equipment at a construction site at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco on Friday morning.

The accident reportedly happened at about 8:12 a.m. on Friday morning when the construction worker was operating a cherry picker inside a ramp that goes below ground under the Moscone Center, which is on Third Street and Folsom.

At the time of the accident, the worker was standing on top of the cherry picker, when he made contact with the concrete ceiling. The worker was pinned against the concrete structure. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident, they were unable to resuscitate him.

The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin, but he has been described as being between 40 and 50 years old. The accident remains under investigation at this time.

Important Information about On the Job Accidents

According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Information, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in on-the-job accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,679 people who were killed in on the job accidents in 2014.
  • Fatal accidents involving contractors accounted for 17 percent of all fatal work injuries.
  • In 2015, there were a total of 35,820 federal inspections that were conducted by OSHA. 

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