• John Larrimer

Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys Examine Industrial Park Accident

Officials from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating a fatal workplace accident at a Pampa Energy Center industrial park in Texas, according to Amarillo.com.

Open Range Engineering was managing the demolition project and using a subcontractor. The subcontractor was not identified.

Crews were working on a demolition project for a coal-fired power plant when a portion of it collapsed onto two workers, killing one and injuring the other. Jesus J. Ramirez-Chavez, 44, was trapped in the debris and was not rescued in time. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

“They are a demolition contractor with adequate safety procedures,” said Ron Nelson of Open Range Engineering. “They are responsible for making sure their procedures are performed correctly. We don’t perform or supervise their activities.”

A thorough investigation will determine which parties, if any, were liable for this unfortunate accident. Please contact our firm for a free consultation if you or a loved one needs assistance in filing for workers comp.

Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys

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