Three individuals were hurt yesterday when debris from a construction site on Third Avenue and Seneca Street fell on them. One person was hospitalized after being struck by a 10 foot by 15 foot sheet of aluminum. The other two individuals sustained less serious injuries. For more information on the story, click on the following link: Falling Debris Injures Pedestrians.
Washington’s occupational safety and health program (commonly referred to as WISHA) governs safety requirements at construction sites. Where a defendant is cited for a WISHA violation it generally strengthens the plaintiff’s case significantly.