LAFAYETTE, CALIFORNIA (August 14, 2017) – 35-year-old Edwin Gomez-Zarate was involved in a construction accident on Avalon Avenue and St. Mary’s Road Monday, according to a local news source. (map)
Police and Fire officials were called to the scene at approximately 3:00 p.m. Gomez-Zarate became trapped inside a forklift while working at a home under renovation at the 800 block of Avalon Avenue near St. Mary’s Road.
Gomez-Zarate was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cal/OSHA as well as the Lafayette police are investigating the deadly incident.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort Edwin’s family and friends as they cope with such an incredible loss,” said the attorneys from West Alliance Injury Lawyers. “The thoughts and prayers of our staff are with them, as well as the young people who were injured, as they try to piece together what happened.”