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 victims families and injured victims? 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.
Boise, ID News
Three people lost their lives and multiple others were injured after a work-related incident at a Boise, ID construction site Wednesday evening, Feb 2, 2024.
IdahoStatesman.com is reporting, “Boise Police and Fire received a call of a collapsed structure near Rickenbacker and Luke streets at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to Boise Fire Operations Chief. The structure was a partly constructed steel building that was to become a new hangar.”
According to the report, “[t]he Ada County coroner was dispatched at 7:14 p.m., according to the release, and all three individuals were pronounced dead between 8:30 and 8:35 p.m. Nine other people were injured during the structure collapse, and at least five were listed in critical condition that night.”
KTVB.com is reporting, “[a]ll three men died at the scene from blunt force trauma sustained in the accident…59-year-old Craig Durrant, 24-year-old Mariano Coc Och and 32-year-old Mario Sontay Tzi were killed in the collapse.”
According to KTVB.com, “a crane was working to place an end truss when the hangar collapsed ‘due to an unknown structural failure.'”
Is Justice Available? Our Legal Take
Construction company employees, vendors and guests have a right to safety and security while on the premises of a construction site. The safety measures provided at the construction site, the mafunction 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 families of Craig Durrant, Mariano Coc Och, Mario Sontay Tzi 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 families of the deceased victims and any other injured victims should retain legal counsel without delay so as to ensure that all evidence connected to the incident is preserved.
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