Chino: Trucker Killed in Industrial Accident
Posted on Mar 23, 2012
Shortly after 8:30 a.m. on the morning of Friday, March 23rd, a trucker was killed in an industrial accident in Chino. The man was struck with some of the steel he was unloading at Herrington Industrial Plastics, which is located in the 14000 block of Yorba Avenue. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“While the incidence of workplace fatalities did not change significantly from 2009 to 2010, certain sectors accounted for more fatal accidents than others,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
In 2010, 4,547 fatal, work-related injuries were recorded in the United States, a slight decrease from the 4,551 fatalities in 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. That year, the transportation and warehousing sector accounted for 13.1 percent of fatal occupational injuries.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the truck driver who was killed in the industrial accident this morning.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this fatal Chino accident.
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