Abraham Zafrani

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
County: Ventura
State: CA
Date: Sept. 15, 2011
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First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
Antonio De Jesus Mejia 48 Unavailable Abraham Zafrani Fatality
Name Type Title Plea Info. Conviction Sentence
Abraham Zafrani Individual Contractor Unavailable Convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Zafrani received a sentence of six months in county jail followed by 18 months of supervised release.
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Involuntary Manslaughter
Other Crimes: Labor Code violation causing death to an employee (Cal. Lab. Code Sec. 6425)