• June 07, 2017

Justin Landreau Killed in Tyler, TX, Target Distribution Accident

Tyler, TX -- June 6, 2017, Justin Landreau was fatally injured following an industrial accident that occurred at the Target Distribution Center.

Authorities from the Lindale Police Department were called out to the distribution center, located at 13786 Harvey Road.

Initial reports surrounding the incident have not yet specified the details about what caused the accident. Reports have only stated that 31-year-old Landreau was a contractor on-site for a job rather than a Target employee.

At this time, investigations are ongoing.

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Commentary

It goes without saying that I advocate for a thorough investigation to be conducted into this accident, but I am not saying that OSHA needs to look into this. OSHA will be looking into this no matter what, but there is a misconception that OSHA exists to help victims and their families get justice for their pain and loss. The truth is that OSHA exists to find some violations and issue fines amounting to a few thousand dollars. They don't even always tell the families what their findings are, and the only public information that will be released amounts to a six word summary that does absolutely nothing to explain why this accident happened.

In order for those affected by this tragedy to get the full story, this accident needs to be looked at by an independent professional who is experienced with these matters. Where OSHA has its own set of goals and obligations, and the company itself only has a priority to protect its own assets, a private investigator owes a duty only to the family to determine exactly what occurred. If it turns out this wasn't just some freak accident but rather the result of dangerous behavior or a hazardous work environment, those details must be brought to light and addressed to the fullest extent of the law. Not only is this necessary for the family who lost a loved one, but it will help ensure other employees don't fall victim to similar accidents in the future.

--Grossman Law Offices

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