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July 2012 Archives

Article points out alarming work injury rate in California

A recently published article has pointed to some alarming statistics regarding workplace safety for warehouse workers. The article was published by University of California Riverside sociology researchers and focuses on data provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and many other sources. These statistics show that warehouse workers face some of the toughest working conditions of any field in the United States and are subject to a higher work injury rate than many other comparable professions.

California police officer suffers work injury on hiking trail

A police officer was severely hurt recently when he attempted to reach an injured hiker in Northern California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest. According to witnesses and California police officials, the police officer suffered the work injury on July 5. He had been dispatched to rescue a man who had broken his leg while hiking. The hiker had sustained the injury when his dog knocked him down on the trail.

Workers' compensation: woman looses scalp in work injury

A woman is recovering after being seriously injured at her job in an auto parts factory on the night of July 2. She had been working at the factory for just six days and suffered the serious work injury when her hair reportedly became entangled in the machine she was working on. Her hair was pulled into the machine and her scalp was largely ripped from her head.

California woman fired over work injury wins lawsuit

A jury made a substantial statement against a company in a recent California civil case verdict. In the June 21 decision, the jury awarded the woman an $8.5 million judgment against her former employer. The woman stated in her lawsuit that she was fired after suffering a work injury.

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