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Worker is Run Over and Killed by Crane at Coastal Precast Systems in Chesapeake

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Worker is Run Over and Killed by Crane at Coastal Precast Systems in Chesapeake

By Bill O'Mara, Chesapeake Injury Lawyer

I was saddened to read about an industrial accident this morning in Chesapeake in which a worker died after he was run over by a large crane.

WAVY.com reported on how a worker at Coastal Precast Systems was killed in the incident in the 1300 block of Yacht Drive in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake.

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Kelly O’Sullivan with Chesapeake Police said the employee died at the scene this morning, WAVY.com reported. The call was received by emergency dispatchers at 8:55 a.m.

My thoughts are with the family of the victim. As a Chesapeake native and personal injury lawyer, I am well aware of the dangers inherent at the industrial facilities of South Norfolk. When accidents occur at industrial plants, they can be very serious and often deadly.

On its website Coastal Precast Systems states it provides precasts for rail, highway and marine construction.

"The owners of Coastal Precast Systems have over sixty years of experience in the precast concrete industry. CPS has multiple patents, and prides itself on its innovative approach to precast solutions, as well as the most efficient service that this industry has to offer.”

Industrial accidents are investigated by the  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Every year Hampton Roads sees a handful of deadly industrial accidents. Recently, a worker died when he was struck by a heavy piece of equipment at the Lyons Shipyard in Norfolk

Earlier this year Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers noted how the construction industry sees a considerable amount of crane accidents. An incident in New York City made headlines when a massive crane collapsed and killed a passer-by.

According to recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fatal work injuries in the construction and extraction occupations increased 5 percent in 2014 to 885. It was the highest number of deaths recorded by construction workers in eight years. A recent building boom in America’s cities linked to the end of the recession has been linked to the increase. Improperly constructed scaffolding is a significant cause of workers falling to their deaths.

The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have more than 50 years’ combined experience in representing the families of those who lose a loved one in wrongful death cases. Call us today at (757) 455-0077 for a free consultation.

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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