The police in Avon responded to a construction accident this week. A young man was working in a hold at a residential construction site. He was working with a piece of excavation equipment when something went wrong.
21-year old Braxton Lynch was from Lebanon, Indiana. The reports have not confirmed the name of the company Lynch worked for. He was working on the 400 block of Foxboro Circle at the time of the incident.
The police responded to the scene near US 36 and South County Road 400 East. It was a little after noon on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. When they arrived at the construction site, they found a man injured inside the hole.
Sadly, by the time rescue crews arrived, the young man had passed away from his injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner has not provided an exact cause of death at this time. However, it is presumed that the injury was caused by the machinery the worker was using in the hole.
OSHA is now working on their investigation. Depending on the outcome, the family of the victim may very well have a wrongful death claim against a few parties. It will depend on whether there was a defect with the equipment. It will also depend on the safety practices of the company he worked for.
In cases like this, OSHA always gets involved. This way, they can check to see if the victim’s employer was allowing their workers to engage in unsafe practices. If this is the case, they will also be potentially liable for Lynch’s death.
If you or your loved one are injured on the job, make sure to call an injury attorney at our office right away.