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2 killed in construction accident at Amazon site

The Amazon website is one that many people in California and across the country have accessed for a variety of different needs. Perhaps because of their success and popularity, they have a need for construction of additional facilities. Unfortunately, a construction accident at an Amazon site in another state recently resulted in the death of two workers. 

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. 

Construction accident kills 1, injures 3 others

While most everyone in California recognizes the importance of construction workers, many do not fully realize the risks that these workers face when they complete their job-related tasks. Even those who follow all safety and health regulations can face harm due to unexpected occurrences. In fact, a worker was recently killed and three others injured in a construction accident in another state. 

2 killed, 1 injured in out-of-state industrial accident

Most people in California report to their jobs believing that they will return home in the same condition as they left. However, workplaces often hold a variety of different risks that can jeopardize worker safety. Though actions can be taken to mitigate these risks, they cannot be completely eradicated. For example, an out-of-state industrial accident recently resulted in two fatalities.

1 officer killed, 1 injured in work-related incident

For police officers in California and across the country, what should likely simply be a routine encounter can turn deadly. Unfortunately, even law enforcement officers who are always vigilant to protect both their safety as well as the safety of those they may encounter while completing their duties can become involved in an unpredictable situation. In fact, an officer was killed and another critically injured in a recent work-related incident in another state. 

Fatal California work accident under investigation

California is famous for many things -- some positive and some negative. For example, many people associate certain areas of the state with heavy traffic, and a fear of many drivers is that they will experience car problems while stuck in this traffic. Fortunately, a joint program organized by several state organizations, the Freeway Service Patrol, provides drivers who can help disabled motorists with several services for free, including quick repairs, tire changes or towing. Despite the benefits of these services, these workers also face hazards to their own safety as evidenced by a recent work accident involving a FSP employee.

Helicopter work accident kills 3 in California

Electricity is an essential part of the lives of people living in the United States. Though it is easy to take for granted, workers across the country often put a great deal of effort into ensuring that customers do not experience a disruption in service; these efforts could ultimately put their lives at risk. In fact, three people in California were recently killed following a helicopter crash related to a work accident as those in it worked to perform contracted work for the power company.

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