Many construction workers’ accidents involve falls from roofs


Spending the holidays in a California hospital and fighting to overcome critical injuries is not something wished upon anyone. Sadly, construction workers’ accidents can happen when least expected. An incident sent a construction worker in the Santa Clarita Valley to a Valencia hospital after a fall from a roof at a construction site.

The worker suffered critical injuries and required emergency care. He was working as part of a construction crew on a project at the hospital. It’s not yet clear what caused him to fall. Reportedly, the incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. on a recent Thursday.

A spokesperson for the hospital said some sections of the building have two stories, but the man was busy on the roof of a part with only one story. The nature of the worker’s injuries was not disclosed, except to report that they were critical. The circumstances that led to the fall were also not reported. However, the investigators of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health will look at that and also assess whether OSHA guidelines for safety standards were followed.

In the meantime, the injured worker might be concerned about the mounting medical bills and the inability to return to work. An attorney with experience in helping injured victims of construction workers’ accidents can provide valuable support and guidance throughout dealings with the California workers’ compensation insurance system. Legal counsel can work on behalf of the injured worker to obtain maximum allowed benefits under applicable laws, which could include additional coverage should it be determined that the man will not be able to return to his employment in the same capacity.

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