Stuntman Injured In Helicopter Fall Accident By Blue Cloud Movie Ranch North of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CALIFONRIA (February 21, 2021) – A stuntman was injured after falling 15 to 20 feet from a helicopter at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch.
Los Angeles County police officials are saying that the accident took place on Saturday afternoon. For reasons that remain under investigation the stuntman was repelling when he fell.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. The man was taken to the hospital so that he could receive treatment.
A full investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Los Angeles Helicopter Fall Accidents
Falls remain one of the greatest occupational hazards for workers across the United States. For the most part these falls are completely preventable when the right safety procedures are put in place. According to OSHA, “When working from heights, employers must plan projects to ensure that the job is done safely. Begin by deciding how the job will be done, what tasks will be involved, and what safety equipment may be needed to complete each task.” Victims of fall accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
- Organ damages
When a worker is injured on the job they will typically be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is a no fault system that allows workers to recover damages when they are injured in the course of their job duties. An injured worker may also be able to seek justice through a third party liability claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Los Angeles Helicopter Fall Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the worker injured in this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to Cal/OSHA as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Los Angeles helicopter accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.