Worker Dies after being Struck by Train at Lumber Mill near Gaston

Date: October 6, 2015

Location: 49800 Southwest Scoggins Valley Road

Name: Antonio Avalos

Worker Dies after being Struck by Train at Lumber Mill near Gaston

Tuesday afternoon a mill worker died after a train struck him while he was working in the Stimson Lumber rail yard near Gaston.

Antonio Avalos, 46, of McMinnville, died after he apparently fell off the front of a moving train in the front railcar.

The tracks are used by train cars that transport lumber around the yard of the mill at 49800 Southwest Scoggins Valley Road.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Antonio Avalos.

In Oregon, property owners are responsible for making certain their property is maintained safely, without any unreasonable dangers. Despite laws intended to protect people, many accidents still occur due to dangerous conditions.

Common types of premises liability cases include:

Slip and Fall:

Example: A storeowner fails to mop up a wet floor, or provide proper traction, and a person slips and falls as a result.
Inadequate Maintenance:

Example: A hotel owner fails to maintain the premises, like when a falling tree branch injures a passerby because it has not been properly trimmed.
Defective Conditions:

Example: A property owner fails to repair or warn the public about a dangerous condition in the area, such as a broken staircase.

Inadequate Security.

Example: A parking structure company fails to install adequate lighting or warn patrons about dangerous criminal activity taking place on the premises.

If you have received injuries due to negligence by a property owner, contact a premises liability lawyer in Oregon to help you investigate, handle your case, and allow you to begin recovery.

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About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

Posted on October 7, 2015, in Premises Liability, Wrongful Death and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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