Miami, FL (November 30, 2018) - A mechanic at a Miami repair shop died when a car fell on top of him while he was working. The incident occurred on Thursday, November 29th near Northwest 36th Street and 12th Avenue.
The man, who has not been identified, was working on a vehicle when the vehicle somehow fell, crushing him underneath. When rescue workers arrived, the man was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries.
Homicide detectives with the Miami-Dade Police were working on the scene in an effort to determine how the incident took place. There are no further details available at this time.
Workplace accidents are common in Florida. Statistics show that approximately 3.1 people per 1,000 are killed each year in workplace incidents across our state and numbers have been rising in more recent years. When a fatal accident takes place on the job, a thorough and complete investigation must be conducted.
Many job sites and professions have certain safety standards that must be followed to ensure that the risk of tragedy is reduced. If these standards are not properly implemented, the employer or organization may be held responsible for a fatality or serious injury which results from their negligence. In this case, we do not have enough details to determine who might be responsible for the tragic death of this mechanic.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you may have legal rights. The Florida wrongful death attorneys at Rubenstein Law can help. For your free consultation, please contact us at 1-800 FL-Legal.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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