David Zorb, 33, of Pullman Washington was killed after a tractor-trailer fell off a hoist at an industrial facility. A second worker, Travis Deerkop, was reported to be in serious condition with severe upper body injuries.
These industrial accidents and work injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, and are often the result of several errors, by the employer, worker, and sometimes an outside contractor. If the worker was a contractor, then a claim against the prime employer or premises owner could be made. here, the maker of the hoist from which the tractor-trailer fell could be liable for manufacturing a defective product and failure to warn of the product’s dangerous propensities.