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Worker Killed in San Diego Accident


Martimiano Morales Carreon, 49, suffered fatal job injuries after he was pulled into a wood chipper. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the fatal workplace accident occurred the afternoon of December 14, 2010 on a property on Moon Ridge Road in Rainbow. Carreon was working with his son when his foot got entangled into a pile of branches going through the commercial chipper. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. California Department of Occupational Safety and Health officials are investigating the incident.

My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Martimiano Morales Carreon following this horrific on-the-job accident. My thoughts and prayers are also with his son was had to witness this terrible incident. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.

Accidents Involving Wood Chippers

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), between 1992 and 2002, a total of 31 occupational injury deaths were attributable to mobile chippers. All of those who died were men with an average age of 35. Seventeen deaths occurred in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry and seven in the manufacturing industry. Also, 68 percent of the fatalities were the result of being caught or compressed by the chipper, while 9 percent were the result of being struck by the machine or machine part. The societal cost of all wood chipper related fatalities between 1992 and 2001 were estimated at $28.5 million in 2003 dollars.

What Caused this Accident?

Based on this news report, it is not quite clear how or why this workplace accident occurred. We do not know yet whether the chipper was being used as intended. Also, was there a malfunction in the wood chipper? In such cases, it would be in the best interests of the family to preserve the equipment involved so it can be examined by an expert for product defects, malfunctions and other evidence.

Liability Issues

If this accident was caused by a defective product, then the manufacturer of the product can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused. The family of a deceased victim can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of love and companionship, and other related damages. An experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer will be able to better advise victims’ families about their legal rights and options.

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