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New Lawsuit Claims Construction Worker Died Because Construction Company Failed to Provide Fall Protection

June 23, 2020

CHICAGO, IL – 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. 

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About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Romanucci & Blandin is a national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death arising from police misconduct, corporate negligence, civil rights actions, medical malpractice, mass torts and class actions. The attorneys’ steadfast commitment to fighting for those seeking justice around the country has helped the firm obtain multiple verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars. The Chicago-based personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing victims who suffered injury as a result of another’s wrongdoing full and fair compensation in a diligent, professional, skilled and caring manner. The lawyers actively support their communities and provide advocacy at the national, state and local levels on issues that support the U.S. tort system. Founded in 1998, Romanucci & Blandin is widely recognized for representing plaintiffs in numerous practice areas including: personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, pharmaceutical, mass torts, civil rights, police misconduct, excessive force, aviation, product liability and premises liability.  For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit www.rblaw.net or call (312) 458-1000. 

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