Mejia was working on a trench for a retaining wall at a home near the Pacific Coast Highway and Deer Creek Canyon Park when it collapsed on him. An autopsy showed he died from asphyxia by chest compression. The contractor was not licensed.
Incident Type: Trench Collapse
Date: Sept. 15, 2011
Folder for Abraham Zafrani materials
OSHA inspection detail
Available Case Materials Include:
Media Clips & Gov't. Press
Contact for Additional Information:
|Antonio De Jesus
||Convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Zafrani received a sentence of six months in county jail followed by 18 months of supervised release.
Penal Crimes: Involuntary Manslaughter
Other Crimes: Labor Code violation causing death to an employee (Cal. Lab. Code Sec. 6425)