People in California who come across a construction site could have a variety of different reactions. Some people may be excited about signs of progress and change while others may worry about the environment and the inconvenience some construction projects can create. Few people, however, think of the construction workers who could face potentially fatal risks as they work on these projects. Unfortunately, being a victim of a construction accident is a possibility that these workers face.
There are some jobs that are inherently dangerous. For example, soldiers and first responders are often expected to face situations that could potentially result in an injury. However, all jobs hold some degree of risk, even those that may not seem especially risky. Unfortunately, a recent fatal workplace accident in California demonstrates the dangers that workers may face while completing job-related tasks.
Your job as a law enforcement officer in Southern California poses numerous hazards of physical injuries, but how prepared are you for the health risks you face? Research shows that police work correlates with multiple ailments, diseases and illnesses. Certain conditions are significantly more prevalent among police officers than any other occupation.
All jobs in California and across the country hold some degree of risk of injury. Some, however, hold greater risks of being more severely injured. For example, first responders are often required go toward dangerous situations in which others are fleeing. Even tasks that are deemed "routine" for law enforcement officers, for example, can result in serious harm. In fact, a sheriff's deputy was recently killed in a work-related accident that happened in another state.
When some people in California think about dangerous occupations, the first one that comes to mind is often that of police officers. Officers are frequently required to go toward dangerous situations when most people are running away from them. Unfortunately, one law enforcement officer was recently injured in a work accident involving a collision.
Most workers in California are aware of the potential of being involved in an accident while at work. Despite this knowledge, it is difficult to be fully prepared in the event an industrial accident does occur. In fact, the family of a man recently injured in an out-of-state accident is worried about their financial future after he suffered serious injuries at work.