August 2020 Archives

Wildfire smoke can cause work-related injuries

The typical summertime wildfires in California are particularly severe this year. However, it is not only the wildfire fighters who are at risk of smoke inhalation and other fire-related injuries and illnesses. Workers in the affected areas face similar risks. When smoke gets airborne, it can travel far beyond the fire zone. Fires consume all kinds of chemicals, and the smoke contains dangerous gases and toxic particles.

1 injured, 3 killed in work-related accident

There are many workers in California and across the country who are extremely skilled when it comes to completing job-related tasks. Because they have sufficient training and experience, they are able to competently do their jobs. Unfortunately, even the safest, most experienced workers are not completely able to avoid the many hazards that are found in most occupations, preventing a work-related accident.

California officer reportedly injured at work by friendly fire

There is no doubt that police officers in California and across the country face dangers while completing their jobs. For example, when responding to a call about an armed person, the scene can become chaotic, potentially resulting in harm to officers. In fact, an officer was recently injured at work, and officials believe that her injuries may have been the result of friendly fire.

Scaffolding accidents cause serious injuries

Working at significant heights is normal for construction workers. However, just because something is normal does not mean that it is safe. Scaffolding accidents are one of the most common types of construction accidents and are responsible for a significant number of serious injuries. California employers should take smart and practical approaches to keeping their workers safe, but it appears as if many might not be prioritizing this.

CA Construction accident raises legal questions

The construction of a new home is an exciting process for prospective homeowners in California and across the country. While they plan what types of flooring they will have and what colors they will choose to paint the walls, construction workers labor to bring those plans to fruition. Unfortunately, a construction accident can have tragic consequences. In fact, a trench collapse at a construction site in another state resulted in the death of two people. 

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