Fatal Fall from Top of Truck
A truck driver was killed when he fell from the top of a truck. The victim was standing on top of a bulk tanker truck attempting to close the center hatch of the truck. He tripped and fell through the opening of equipment designed to prevent him from falling. He fell approximately eleven feet to the ground below to his death. A government investigation determined that the accident occurred due to the plant’s failure to establish proper safety procedures. Further, a product manufacturer was liable for a design defect relating to equipment on the site. He left behind 3 children and a wife. Prior to trial Kevin Marciano and Pat MacAvoy were able to obtain a favorable settlement against the plant and the product manufacturer.