Can i file a claim for putting my life in danger and not following protocol

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Can i file a claim for putting my life in danger and not following protocol

I work for Jensen Landscape company a few weeks back my life was in danger because another company that is working on electricity on site gave an okay to start digging a hole in a specific area. When i started digging other co-workers noticed something was wrong, the area that they had me digging was not done therefore there was an electricity tube. Immediately I was taken to the office for a drug/alcohol test. The reason I started working in that area is because I was assigned too. I was told if I would have dug deeper within 5 minutes that pipeline would have exploded taking atleast 5 others lifes. This was all cause because the other company did not mark the area with caution. Can I do something about this?

Asked on August 22, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You do not describe any injury or harm to you, or any damage to anything you owned--i.e. the explosion did not in fact happen. The law does not let you sue over what might or could have happened--only for what did in fact occur. Since there fortunately was no explosion or harm, there is nothing to sue over.


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