As reported by the Oregonian, attorneys Tom D’Amore and Nick Kahl of D’Amore Law Group have filed lawsuit on behalf of a worker who died from carbon monoxide poisoning on a job site.
Andrew Lane was only 22 years old when he died.
He was one of nine employees of an Oregon company that provides roof and gutter-cleaning services. On May 13, 2014, workers were sent to a jobsite with no access to toilet facilities.
The workers, including Andrew, who suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, had been instructed to use a bucket as a toilet.
The bucket was kept in the back of the work truck. It was near the gas-powered power washer, which was bolted to the floor — and releasing carbon monoxide.
A toxic amount of carbon monoxide filled that space in less than a minute.
Andrew’s coworkers found him dead in the back of the truck.
His employer was fined $840 for OSHA safety violations, including exposure to fumes from that gas-powered pressure washer, and failure to provide proper toilet facilities.
See the full story, and download a copy of the complaint here: Death of worker told to use bucket as toilet spurs $4 million lawsuit
Please contact Tom D’Amore of D’Amore Law Group with questions: 503-222-6333, or @damorelaw.comComments Off on Death on the job: lawsuit filed for Oregon worker forced to use bucket in truck as toilet