May 2020 Archives

Fatal construction accident prompts federal investigation

There are a variety of hazards that construction workers in California and across the country face as they complete their daily, work-related tasks. Though there are several precautions that can potentially keep workers safe, it is not possible to completely eliminate all risks. As such, those who work in this industry are at risk of being involved in a construction accident.

11 California firefighters suffer work-related injuries

When most people think of dangerous jobs, one of the first ones that comes to mind is the job of a firefighter. Often, firefighters are put in a position where they must run toward hazards while everyone else runs away to help save lives and livelihoods. Unfortunately, a recent incident in California has left 11 firefighters recovering from work-related injuries

Unsafe acts plus unsafe conditions foolproof recipe for injuries

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health mandates that your employer must protect you and your co-workers from harm. As a part of that responsibility, your employer must provide a workplace free of known hazards and provide adequate safety training to enable you to identify potential hazards and know how to mitigate the risks. Moreover, supervisors must monitor workers to prevent unsafe acts and recognize the need for follow-up training or refresher sessions to remind workers of the risks they face. Safety authorities estimate that eight out of every 10 workplace injuries result from unsafe acts. Regardless of how much or how little effort your employer puts into employee safety, you could benefit from taking your own precautions to avoid work-related injuries.

California man killed in workplace accident after falling asleep

All workplaces have the potential of being hazardous to employees, even under the best of circumstances. Even though most employers have a variety of safeguards in place to protect workers, a workplace accident can still occur. In fact, a man in California recently lost his life in such an incident after investigators claim that he fell asleep while on a production line.

Workers' compensation: Officer killed in helicopter crash

When most people in California and across the country think of the dangers that police officers face, they most often consider the risks related to apprehending dangerous criminals. However, police officers work in a variety of different fields, and the risks they face are diverse. For example, in a case that may ultimately result in a  workers' compensation claim, and perhaps other options for legal recourse, one officer was injured and another killed in a helicopter crash.

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