Agustin Martinez-Gallegos: Safety Negligence or Equipment Malfunction? Tragically Loses Life in Joliet, IL Work Related Incident.

Agustin Martinez-Gallegos: Safety Negligence or Equipment Malfunction? Tragically Loses Life in Joliet, IL Work Related Incident.

Agustin Martinez-Gallegos: Safety Negligence or Equipment Malfunction? Tragically Loses Life in Joliet, IL Work Related Incident. (

Was safety negligence, an equipment malfunction, or a manufacturing failure a factor in this loss of life and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Our firm represents victims of safety failures across the United States, and we have recovered nearly $200 million dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Joliet, IL News

A man lost his life after a work-related incident at a Joliet, IL business Tuesday afternoon, April 9, 2024. is reporting, “[t]he incident took place at a warehouse in the 220 block of Maple Street around 3:40 p.m.”

According to the report, “Joliet police said [the employee] was on the second floor of the building carrying cabinets in the elevator when the elevator began to rise with the door still open. Police said [the employee] tried to escape but got stuck between doors and fell into the elevator shaft.” is reporting, “[t]he man was taken to Silver Cross Hospital by the Joliet Fire Department. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:32 p.m.” Per the report, “The Will County Coroner identified him as Agustin Martinez-Gallegos.”

OHSA is investigating the death.

Is Justice Available? Our Legal Take


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Employees, vendors and guests have a right to safety and security while on the premises of a businesss. The safety measures provided at the business, the malfunction of equipment, or a manufacturing failure may be at issue in this matter, and may be important in evaluating whether this tragic incident may have been prevented. Relevant factual and legal inquires include, but are not limited to:

  • What safety rules were in place to prevent this type of accident?
  • Did any such safety features fail?
  • Was the tragedy a result of a catastrophic equipment malfunction?
  • What was the condition of the machinery/equipment involved?
  • Was the construction company or property owner aware of the potential safety risks to employees?
  • Were any attempts made to service, recall or replace any malfunctioning equipment prior to the incident?

Under Workers’ Compensation laws, our legal team suggests that the family of Agustin Martinez-Gallegos will most likely be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. While the families should be eligible for benefits under workers compensation laws, they may also hold a substantial third-party civil claim against the designer or manufacturer of any malfunctioning equipment or structures. Based on its history and experience in representing families in workers compensation and product liability claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the family of Agustin Martinez-Gallegos should retain legal counsel without delay so as to ensure that all evidence connected to the incident is preserved.


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