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San Jose construction accident lawyerA 61-year old worker was killed last month in a tragic construction accident at San Francisco’s Moscone Center involving an aerial lift and a concrete beam. The incident is hardly the first time that the company who employed the man has come under fire for workplace safety concerns. According to reports, the employer has paid thousands of dollars in fines for more than 20 safety violations over the last ten years.

Various news outlets are reporting that the worker was in the basket of an aerial lift—often referred to as a cherry-picker—when he was crushed against a concrete beam. He was working on a ramp area that leads underground on the site of the Moscone Center’s $350 million expansion project. The man worked for Ahern, a truck and equipment rental company that has been the focus of several investigations by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) in the last few years.

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