San Diego, CA – Crews Rescue Man Who Fell into 30-Foot Trench at UCSDSan Diego Legal News
San Diego, CA (February 20, 2020) – Emergency response crews had to rescue a worker who had fallen into a 30-foot trench while at a construction site at the University of California San Diego on Thursday, February 20th. Reports revealed that the incident took place at around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Voigt Drive and Matthews Lane. The 20-year-old man had to be rescued via a pulley.
The injured worker was transported to UCSD Medical Center after being rescued by emergency responders. He reportedly suffered from blunt-force injuries and burns after landing on a steam pipe. The identity of the injured party hasn’t been released at this time.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Construction Site Injuries in San Diego
In the construction industry, workplace injuries are very much a facet of the job. Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work in the United States. Construction injury lawsuits involve complex liability issues that can be complicated for those with little experience in the legal world.
Each year, there are nearly 150,000 reported construction site injuries across the country. The majority of workplace accidents involve falls. The unique legal challenges presented by construction site injuries mean that injured victims need the help of a qualified California workplace injury lawyer.
The team of attorneys at the Coastal Legal Center is here to help you after a serious workplace injury. We want to put your mind at ease and make sure that you and your family are secured. Contact our offices at (619) 231- 0724 to see how we can help.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.