• April 27, 2017

Jose Hernandez Killed in Galveston, TX, Work Accident

Galveston, TX -- December 21, 2016, Jose Hernandez suffered fatal injuries due to an accident in which he somehow fell from a roof.

According to an accident report released by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the accident occurred at 9510 Vista Bella Drive. Hernandez was reportedly employed privately by Jorge Perez.

Hernandez was doing roofing work at the time. As he was preparing to install battens, he somehow lost his footing and fell from the roof. As a result, he suffered fatal injuries. It's unclear if he died at the scene or later on.

The exact cause of the accident has yet to be identified. No further information has been released.

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Commentary

The OSHA report on this accident is a little sparse, to say the least. It's not entirely clear what company Hernandez was working for, whether he was by himself or with others, and the exact reason he fell hasn't been reported either. You'd think after 4 months of investigating, there would be a few more details.

There needs to be further investigation into this accident by an independent professional outside of OSHA. Did Mr. Hernandez have safety equipment? If he did, was it properly maintained? Did he have proper training? Were there co-workers with him at the time? What caused him to fall? All of these questions and more need to be answered so that those affected by this tragedy can get the answers they deserve. The first step to finding a resolution is to know the full story. Anything less shouldn't be accepted.

--Grossman Law Offices

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