When working with heavy machinery, there are multiple safety precautions that must be followed. Unfortunately, even workers in California and across the country who follow all safety recommendations can find themselves involved in a workplace accident. In fact, a woman in another state recently lost her life in an incident at work.
While all jobs in California and across the country hold some degree of risk of injury, occupations related to construction can be especially dangerous. Those who work with heavy equipment are likely aware of the importance of taking all safety precautions; however, accidents can still happen. Unfortunately, a fatal construction accident in another state is under investigation.
If you work in a California warehouse, distribution center, construction site or even the stock room of a large retail store, you know how much you depend on your forklift. A forklift allows you to stack and store items at much higher heights than you could reach on your own. This means your building can hold many more items, including heavy or bulky items that you can move around easily.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health requires employers to provide safe work environments. Not all business owners comply, and unsafe conditions cause many on-the-job accidents. However, safety authorities say unsafe acts by workers contribute to a significant percentage of work-related injuries in all industries.
While all jobs hold some degree of risk of injury, those who work as police officers in California and across the country actively go toward danger as part of their job responsibilities. Unfortunately, they may suffer serious injuries or even lose their lives in a work-related accident. In fact, family members and friends are still mourning the loss of a veteran patrol officer after he was killed, allegedly by a drunk driver.
The average occupation holds some degree of risk. That risk likely depends on the type of task being completed and could happen for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, reports indicate that a recent fatal incident in California was the result of a work accident.