Man is Mangled in Industrial Machine on Worksite

A 38-year-old man named Antonia Gonzales was working at the JSN Cosmetic Packaging Plant in Irvine when his clothing got caught in a machine he was performing maintenance on.  The horrific accident occurred at around 1:30 a.m. on the 9700 block of Jeronimo Road where the mechanic apparently became ensnared by the machine he was working on and was straggled by the equipment.

Gonzales was taken to Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills after firefighters performed CPR on the man but could not revive him.  A Compton resident, Gonzales died from his injuries around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.  An OSHA investigation is underway and a full report will be issued after looking into the matter to see if the machinery was working properly.

If the Division of Occupational Safety and Health finds that the machines were indeed at fault for this unfortunate man’s demise, the Gonzales family will have the ability to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. In many cases, a failure to instruct employees on the proper way to handle these dangerous machines can also be the culprit. This situation is just as worthy of legal pursuit.  When a factory accident leaves you and your family mourning an untimely loss and facing financial sister, call us for a free legal consultation.  Our wrongful death lawyers may be able to obtain monetary damages that help pay for costs associated with your loss. Call today to make an appointment and learn what your legal options after following a devastating factory accident.


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