The details surrounding a workplace accident vary from one case to another. Sometimes, these details are not immediately known, especially in fatal workplace accidents. Unfortunately, far too many workers have died because of another person’s negligence and it is crucial for victims of a workplace accident that never should have occurred to receive the justice they deserve. In San Bernardino, California, and throughout the country, the prevention of workplace accidents should be a top priority for all employers.

A spokesman for the city of Berkeley said that a California worker passed away due to an on-the-job injury he suffered in an accident which involved a garbage truck. The spokesman says that two men were heading on their typical garbage pick-up route when the accident, which is still being investigated, took place.

The 52-year-old man who passed away was a Zero Waste division supervisor for the city of Berkeley and the city’s spokesman said that there were multiple factors that caused the accident. Also, the family of the man who passed away released a statement saying that funeral arrangements have not been made due to the continuing investigation surrounding the man’s death.

When a wrongful death occurs due to the negligence of another, those responsible for lost lives should be held accountable. Unfortunately, all of the details pertaining to a fatal accident are not always known and it can be difficult for victims’ families to handle the situation. People who are going through this may want to consider reaching out to a legal professional.

Source: The Daily Californian, “City employee Johnny Tolliver dies due to work-related accident, is remembered for his generous nature,” Ericka Shin, Jan. 13, 2016