New Lawsuit Claims Construction Worker Died Because Construction Company Failed to Provide Fall Protection
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a national personal injury firm primarily based in Chicago, announces the filing of a lawsuit against a Chicago-area construction company after a worker died on a job site. The complaint is filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, on behalf of the estate of 57-year-old Francisco Aguilar, who fell from scaffolding and later died of his injuries. It claims the defendants, Destiny Builders Construction Services, Inc. and others, violated OSHA and ANSI standards and ignored important worker training and fall protection requirements. Furthermore, the company did not have the necessary permits and did not report the accident to OSHA to commence an investigation. The company did not have Workers’ Compensation Insurance at the time of the accident.
Mr. Aguilar fell on November 22, 2019, while working to build a church at 4901 W. Ferdinand in Chicago. He fell two stories down from scaffolding, and there was no fall protection in place. He was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was in intensive care until he died on December 6, 2019. He left behind a wife and six children.
The jobsite has since been shut down, as a building permit was not properly obtained by Destiny Builders Construction Services, Inc.
“The shameful negligence of this construction company failed Mr. Aguilar by not providing required OSHA safety measures for training and fall protection. If this company had met its professional obligations, we believe Mr. Aguilar’s death could have been prevented. We will hold them accountable for their actions,” said Michael R. Grieco, Attorney at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC.
“It is very difficult to explain the painful loss of our father, and our anger when we learned that his employer did not follow the necessary safety rules and requirements. There is no excuse for operating a construction company that way and our family will pay the price forever,” said Ariel Aguilar, Francisco Aguilar’s son.