A Farmington man died on the job Thursday after falling from an elevated platform near the Navajo Dam area.
Joel Alberto Morales-Vecino, 27, was found dead after he had fallen off a derrick platform on Road 4600 in the Navajo Dam area, according to a San Juan County Sheriff’s Office press release.
The release said Morales-Vecino was working on the platform by himself about 55 feet off the ground when he reached for a tool and lost his balance.
The investigation showed the cable attached to Morales-Vecino’s safety harness failed, allowing him to fall to the ground.
Lt. Cory Tanner said Morales-Vecino was an employee of Triple P Oil Field Service out of Farmington.
Victims’ Rights in New Mexico Workplace Accidents
Albuquerque plaintiff’s lawyer Will Ferguson is looking closely at this case. “The combination of heavy equipment and great heights on a construction site can be a recipe for disaster. When negligence is added to the mix, the results can be tragic” states Mr. Ferguson.
“A thorough investigation of the causes and circumstances surrounding construction site accidents often reveals that multiple parties share responsibility for the accident. Construction accidents are often the result of actions by unlicensed contractors or supervisors, improper hiring, or a failure to provide proper safety equipment.The need to independently investigate and preserve evidence immediately is critical. Witnesses must be interviewed and defective equipment must be preserved at all costs.”
It is always important for victims of workplace accidents to consult with competent legal counsel soon after an accident. Will Ferguson and Associates is experienced in these types of tragic cases.
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