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Greg Jamison Dies in Fall from Water Tower in Verona, VA


Verona, VA — A man died in a fall from a water tower in Verona, Virginia, on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The accident took place at Mill Place Commerce Park, around 10:00 in the morning.

Local reports say that the water tower Jamison fell from is currently under construction. The exact distance he fell is unknown. However, local officials have said that he was wearing the proper safety gear at the time of the accident.

After the accident, Jamison was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Local officials, as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, are still investigating the accident in an attempt to discover what exactly took place.

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Scene of the Accident

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Reports have said that Jamison was wearing fall protection gear at the time of the accident. One of the things that I’m sure will be a part of OSHA’s investigation is whether or not that safety gear failed. If that turns out to be the case, then it’s possible that the manufacturer could be held liable for it.

The problem, however, lies in official investigations that are launched into accidents like this. OSHA investigations can take up to six months to complete. When you take into account the fact that victims have only a limited amount of time to take action following an accident like this, those months of waiting can amount to a lot of wasted time. Independent investigations are a very good idea in these cases, and are capable of getting victims and their families answers in a very timely manner. Whenever you’re dealing with an accident like this, every second counts.

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