Nine Workers Injured in Freeway Collapse

Nine Workers Injured in Freeway Collapse
Nine construction workers were seriously injured earlier this month when the temporary support beams of a new freeway ramp collapsed. The incident occurred around 11 p.m. on Friday, October 9th at the intersection of East Grand Boulevard and the Corona Freeway. The workers were incrementally lowering a section of the ramp when the wooden support ...

San Jose Construction Accident: Video Shows Explosion

San Jose Construction Accident: Video Shows Explosion
Recently released video shows a dangerous accident at a hospital construction site in San Jose. The video is from September 3, 2014 at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center construction site. Joel Ferreria, along with other members of the Turner Construction crew, was adding a section of steam pipe for a new 168-bed building. The video ...

Construction Worker Awarded $17 Million in Damages

Construction Worker Awarded $17 Million in Damages
In 1998, a jury awarded a former construction worker $17 million in damages after he suffered serious injuries on a construction site in 1995. Reggie Qualls was 27 years old and had just started a new job as a construction worker. Three days later, Qualls was asked to use a loader/backhoe without any prior use or training. ...

ExxonMobil Fined for Workplace Safety Violations

ExxonMobil Fined for Workplace Safety Violations
ExxonMobil was fined $566,600 last month by California state regulators for incurring nineteen workplace safety violations after the explosion of the company’s Torrance refinery. Eighteen of the workplace safety violations were marked as serious because they could result in the death of a worker. Furthermore, six of the citations were categorized as willful because ExxonMobil ...

What is a deposition like for a personal injury client?

What is a deposition like for a personal injury client?
Determined. Dogged. Protective. Reassuring. Concerned. Fatherly. This is how the former clients of Richard Koskoff describe him during the deposition process. Several years ago, Koskoff’s client, John Mahoney, was working as a rigger at the Hollywood Bowl. While dismantling a structural tower, he and a co-worker fell dozens of feet. Mr. Mahoney sustained multiple severe ...

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Still Expanding

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Still Expanding
The measles outbreak at Disneyland has spread to employees, and the number of confirmed cases is 53 as of the 20th of January. At least five employees, some of whom have been vaccinated, contracted the virus while working at the park during Dec. 17th to 20th. The outbreak caused Orange County officials to prevent at ...

Five Painters Injured After 20 Foot Fall in Casino Fire

Five Painters Injured After 20 Foot Fall in Casino Fire
Five painters sustained minor injuries after they fell 20 feet while on the job at Commerce Casino in Southern California. The fall happened during a fire on the afternoon of January 3rd. The contracted workers reportedly fell from scaffolding. No other injuries were reported. Casino fires have become rarer in recent years as local governments have ...

Fuel Truck Driver Hospitalized After LAX Accident

Fuel Truck Driver Hospitalized After LAX Accident
A fuel truck driver at LAX was hospitalized after the fuel truck he was driving crashed into an American Airlines plane on Monday afternoon. The driver, a third-party contractor, was trapped in the truck after the accident and required extraction by emergency crews who used the Jaws of Life. The plane was not occupied at ...

Job Site Negligence Leads to $3 Million Settlement After Serious Injury

Job Site Negligence Leads to $3 Million Settlement After Serious Injury
. Four years ago, Fernanco Sanchez started his work day as a plumber at Grimway Farms, a carrot processing operation in Kern County. December 8th was just like any other normal work day until mid-morning when he began driving a forklift to move a cylinder and was impaled on a 20-foot-long metal “pole” gate left ...

Case Studies: Quality of Life after a Workplace Injury

Originally published on Booth & Koskoff, we wanted to share on our Serious Injury site because we find this topic to be one that comes up often. What is it like to experience a workplace injury, file a suit, take it to trial, and win? 27-year-old Reggie Qualls learned this all first-hand after he was ...