Gilbert Gutierrez Killed in Houston, TX, Auto Shop Accident
-- October 4, 2016, Gilbert Gutierrez was killed in , as the result of an accident where a car fell on him at an auto shop.
Authorities reported on the fatal incident. Details have been scarce, but an OSHA report released some information surrounding the incident. They say it happened at an auto parts place somewhere in the 77038 area code.
The investigation states that Gutierrez was working on a vehicle doing service work. For reasons that have yet to be made clear, the vehicle fell on top of Gutierrez as he was working on it. It's unclear how this occurred.
As a result, Gutierrez died due to the injuries he sustained. No other injuries were reported in regards to the accident.
Authorities didn't release any additional information surrounding the accident. It's unclear if any fines or citations were issued.
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There aren't many details to go off of regarding this accident. There are any number of reasons which could have caused this to happen. A faulty or defective lift, improper use on the victim's part, improper use on a co-worker's part, poor safety equipment, insufficient training, etc. Without a thorough investigation, there's no way to know for sure. All I know is something went wrong so badly here that a man lost his life. Whatever caused this to occur needs to be carefully investigated and properly addressed.
--Grossman Law Offices