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Worker Critically injured when Derrick Collapses at an Oil Field in Long Beach,  California

Long Beach, California — An oil field worker suffered critical injuries after a derrick collapse. The incident happened on Monday in the 6600 block of Pacific Coast Highway.

According to reports, the worker was operating 50 feet high in a steel cage atop a work-over unit, a truck that transforms into an oil derrick for accessing pump units, when the derrick collapsed, causing steel to fall onto the cage.

The worker is said to be in critical but stable condition.

Thoughts on operating  work equipment safely

The surviving family deserves answers and justice for any wrongdoing that led to the passing of their loved one.

Construction machinery and equipment designed to facilitate work can pose serious dangers and hazards. This is why employers have to prioritize the safety of their workers in such environments by providing them with the appropriate tools, equipment, training, staffing, and procedures to prevent such incidents.

While we do not yet know all the details, these types of accidents often happen due to human error or negligence on the part of the company. If any negligence happened here, those responsible should be held accountable.

Our heartfelt thoughts are with the injured worker, and we extend our wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.



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