On the morning of March 23rd, 34-year-old truck driver Vays Dzhanayez, of North Carolina, was killed while unloading a delivery to Harrington Plastic in Chino. The accident occurred when a forklift driver picked up the 460 pound pile of 20-foot-long fiberglass beams as Dzhanayez was removing the straps from them, causing the load to shift and strike him in the head before falling on his chest. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 9:00 a.m. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When someone is killed in an accident caused by the negligence of another, the victim’s family may file a wrongful death claim in order to receive compensation for their loss,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,547 people lost their lives while on the job in 2010, a slight decrease from the previous year, when 4,551 fatalities were recorded. Approximately 13 percent of work-related fatalities in 2010 occurred in the transportation and warehousing sector.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Vays Dzhanayez, the truck driver killed while unloading a delivery last Friday.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this accident.
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