There is no job that is completely devoid of risk. While most occupations are relatively safe as long as everything goes according to plan, unexpected events can often have fatal consequences. In fact, a California man was recently killed following a work accident.
Thousands of California workers suffer heat-related illnesses each year. While construction workers and other outdoor workers are at the highest risks, your job as a landscaper puts you in harm's way -- especially if you are a student taking on landscaping as a summer job. Safety authorities report that a significant percentage of fatalities from heat-related illnesses occur within the first three days of starting a job, and of those cases, more than one in three workers die on day one.
Many places of employment in California and across the country are dedicated to safety. Despite this dedication, however, a workplace accident can still happen, leaving an employee struggling both financially and physically. Unfortunately, a worker in another state recently suffered a crush injury while at his place of employment.
Working in the construction industry can be an extremely satisfying experience. Many construction workers in California enjoy putting their skills to use at a job where they can see the results of their labor, and the compensation is usually fairly good too. Unfortunately, no amount of workplace satisfaction and good paychecks can protect a person from a workplace accident and the resulting injuries and aftermath. Workers' compensation can help, though.
Employees in California and across the country often face many hazards as they complete their required work-related obligations. While they may go to great lengths to follow best safety practices, an industrial accident can still occur. Depending on the nature of the accident, the lives of multiple people could be at stake. Unfortunately, reports indicate that at least one person was killed in an explosion in another state, but more fatalities are expected.