Vineland, NJ – Oligario Rocha Dos Santos Killed in Fall From Box Truck on Rt 55

Vineland, NJ – Oligario Rocha Dos Santos Killed in Fall From Box Truck on Rt 55

Vineland, NJ (June 16, 2022) – A man working on a highway construction project in South Jersey died after he fell from a truck on Tuesday, June 14th. 

At about 1:30 a.m., 45-year-old Oligario Rocha Dos Santos, a resident of Elizabeth, was in the back of a box truck hauling a large air compressor through a closed construction zone in the northbound lanes of Route 55 in Vineland when, for reasons still under investigation, he fell from the back of the truck and was run over by the trailer.

Santos was taken by paramedics to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he died.

The accident is still under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Oligario Rocha Dos Santos, at this time.

Construction Site Injuries in New Jersey

Vineland, NJ - Oligario Rocha Dos Santos Killed in Fall From Box Truck on Rt 55

New Jersey law says that the general contractor of a construction project is duty-bound to maintain working conditions that are safe. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for contractors to abandon the safety of their employees in order to pocket more money, leaving construction workers to deal with treacherous working conditions. 

The construction industry has the highest number of workers who are seriously and fatally injured in the United States. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly 1,000 construction site deaths took place in 2016. Out of over 5,100 total workplace fatalities, one-fifth were construction workers, accounting for about 21% of the deaths. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that there were just under three million workplace illnesses and injuries in 2016, a reduction of 48,500 victims from the previous year.

Our New Jersey construction accident lawyers work diligently to ensure that you get the medical care you need and that your financial status is stable after a construction accident. 

The attorneys at Metro Law are available 24 hours a day to help victims by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after being harmed by someone else’s negligence. Contact our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation.  

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.