Two construction workers have been critically injured in an electrical accident at a Virginia construction site.  Both workers were injured while attempting to install a 35-foot metal gutter. According to station WJLA, the gutter made contact with overhead power lines which were located 32 feet from a building  under construction according to Dominion Energy Virginia.

The McGrath Firm represents clients in cases arising out of electrical accidents.  If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an electrical accident, please contact us for a free case evaluation.

Homeowner Killed in Texas Electrical Accident

A Texas man has been killed in a Dallas area electrical accident.  According to reports, the man was killed when he contacted overhead power line while trimming trees.  No other details are currently available.

The McGrath Firm represents clients in cases arising out of electrical accidents.  If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an electrical accident, please contact us for a free case evaluation.

California Woman Killed While Working at California Adult Store

A California woman was killed in a San Diego area adult store.  Police have arrested a man in connection with the killing.

Workplace violence is a leading cause of workplace injuries and death.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, homicides accounted for 10 percent of all fatal occupational injuries in the United States in 2016. There were 500 workplace homicides in 2016, an increase of 83 cases from 2015. The 2016 total was the highest since 2010. Of the workplace homicides in 2016, 409 (82 percent) were homicides to men and 91 (18 percent) were homicides to women. Homicides represented 24 percent of fatal occupational injuries to women in 2016 compared with 9 percent of fatal occupational injuries to men.

According to BLS, the most common type of assailant in workplace homicides in 2015 were robbers, responsible for 128 workplace homicides. Coworkers were the assailants in 50 workplace homicides and spouses or domestic partners were responsible for another 25 workplace homicides.

The McGrath Firm represents clients in cases arising out of workplace murders and assaults.  If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an incident of workplace violence, please contact us for a free case evaluation.

Inadequate Security Lawsuit Filed Against Apartment Complex Following Assault of Resident

A resident of a Texas apartment complex has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the property following an assault of the resident.  According to Kristine Gonzales-Abella and the SE Texas Record, the suit alleges that the apartment complex failed to maintain control of the premises and address dangerous conditions.  In particular, the suit claims that the owner of the apartment complex failed to provide adequate security and lighting to prevent the assault and failed to take appropriate steps to control access to the property.

Under the law in most jurisdictions, property owners are required to implement reasonable security measures to protect persons on the property when the occurrence of crime is reasonably foreseeable. Failure to take such measures will support an action for negligent failure to provide adequate security.

The McGrath Firm has successfully represented clients in negligent security cases.  If you or a loved one has been injured or killed on property owns by a business or other commercial enterprise, please contact us for a free case evaluation.