All jobs in California and across the country hold risks of injury. However, those who work with heavy machinery -- regardless of their occupation -- may be at additional risk of serious harm. A recent industrial accident that happened in another state has left a man recovering from an arm injury.
If you are a security guard in Southern California, you will frequently put your life on the line to protect others. Those who live or work in the premises you guard will rely on you to protect them from harm, which puts a significant burden on your shoulders. Although safety authorities expect your employers to protect your health and safety, the circumstances and nature of your job will mostly put your safety in your own hands.
When an accident happens in California or in other areas across the country, firefighters are often the first ones rushing to the scene, often at the risk of their own safety. They are dedicated to helping victims. Unfortunately, a firefighter in another state is being mourned after he was involved in a work-related accident.
While all occupations in California and across the country hold some degree of risk, people who are required to work with heavy machinery may be especially at risk. Unfortunately, a recent accident in another state demonstrates the potential harm that an industrial accident can have. Reports indicate that a worker died due to crush injuries.
Workplace incidents can have tragic results. Sadly, the U.S. sees thousands of workplace deaths a year. For example, according to recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, there were 5,147 such fatalities in the U.S. in 2017.
Workers face hazards as they complete their job-related tasks every day that they report to work, regardless of their occupation. Though many employers work hard to keep employees safe, a workplace accident can still occur. Unfortunately, two men recently lost their lives in an accident in California.