The Coos County Sheriff’s office reported that Daniel Garcia-Vences, 30, was working as a choker setter for Millicoma Logging, when a log being lifted by heavy equipment twisted and broke. The log then hit Garcia-Vences in the chest, fatally injuring him.
Paramedics from the Lookingglass-Tenmile Fire Districts rushed to the scene and attempted CPR, but they were unable to revive Garcia-Vences, and he died at the scene. Officials from the Coos County Medical Examiner’s Office are now investigating the exact cause of death, according to a report on KVAL.com.
We would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Daniel Garcia-Vences after this tragic accident.
Oregon outdoor work sites can be full of hazards, and some workers’ jobs can be extremely dangerous.
Common examples of accidents include:
Loss of limb (hand, finger, foot, leg)
Burn injuries, including chemical burns
Electric shock or electrocution
Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis.
Crush injuries leading to death
It is important that companies are held accountable for unsafe working conditions, and that they pay for any negligence. Oregon workers who are injured on the job, or the family of someone killed at work, may be compensated for medical bills, physical therapy, time spent out of work, lost wages, etc., and an Oregon personal injury attorney can help injured parties or their families through the legal process.