Was safety negligence or an equipment malfunction a factor in this loss of life and could it have been prevented? Read ‘Our Legal Take’ below to find out if the victim’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation.
Orem, Utah police are investigating after an air tank explosion killed a man while he was working, Thursday morning, June 27, 2019. According to KSL.com, “[a] man was using a tank to help spray plants at [a] Farm and Greenhouse, located at 1600 North 1545 West in Orem, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday…[t]he tank failed and exploded, killing the man.” ABC4.com has identified the man as “Efren Perez-Sanchez of Lindon.” The incident is still under investigation.
Read Our Legal Take below to learn whether Mr. Perez-Sanchez’s family may have an avenue to justice.
Our Legal Take
Greenhouse employees, vendors and guests have a right to safety and security while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the safety measures provided both at the greenhouse and by the manufacturer of the air tank, and whether this tragic incident may have been prevented. Relevant factual and legal inquires include, but are not limited to:
- What air tank safety features, such as an alarm or emergency shut off, were in place to protect Mr. Perez-Sanchez?
- Did any such safety features fail?
- Was the tragedy a result of a catastrophic equipment malfunction?
- Was the manufacturer or property owner aware of the potential safety risks to employees?
- Were any attempts made to service, recall or replace the air tank prior to the incident?
Under Workers’ Compensation laws, our legal team suggests that the family of Efren Perez-Sanchez will most likely be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. While Mr. Long’s family 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 the air tank. Based on its history and experience in representing families in workers compensation and product liability claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Mr. Perez-Sanchez’s family should retain legal counsel without delay so as to ensure that all evidence connected to the incident is preserved.
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