GJEL Accident Attorneys successfully represented a man whose foot was crushed while digging a utility trench at the site of a new housing development in Contra Costa County. Despite the fact that the OSHA investigation of the accident showed “no violation” by our client’s employer, GJEL’s lawyers showed that the defendants (the developer, landowner, and construction company) were aware of at least two prior trench failures and were well aware that the soil condition presented a significant hazard. The $300,000 result covered medical costs and past and future wage loss.