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November 2012 Archives

California worker dies from forklift accident injuries

Accidents in the workplace can happen so suddenly; even in the midst of performing a general maintenance task. Sometimes they can be fatal accidents. A California man recently sustained a work injury that resulted in his death. The worker was employed at a plastics company and was performing service on a forklift when the work injury occurred. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is now investigating.

Workers' compensation can help surviving California families

When California residents engage in workplace activities as a normal part of their employment, few expect that something so mundane could possibly turn into tragedy. Unfortunately for one 24-year-old ski instructor, however, the woman has lost her life after a ski run which turned fatal. The woman suffered serious injuries to her brain and neck, which resulted in her death just days after the accident. This could lead to her family seeking workers' compensation survivor benefits to help cover costs associated with her death.

California highway worker suffered an injury on the job

A recent traffic accident in a highway construction zone has claimed the life of an off-duty police officer and seriously injured a California highway worker. Road work was being done on Highway 132, and it was limited to one lane of traffic with eastbound and westbound traffic alternating usage of the open lane. Authorities say a semi-truck slammed into the rear of the off-duty officer's vehicle, causing that car to lurch forward into a second vehicle. The impact killed the driver of the first vehicle, and the California highway worker suffered an injury on the job as the second car careened into him.

2 California highway workers suffered an injury on the job

A total of four people were transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries following a collision on Highway 14 near Sand Canyon Road recently. According to authorities, two California highway workers suffered an injury on the job while the other two individuals treated for injuries were passengers in the van involved in the incident. The accident remains under investigation.

California worker injured in elevator shaft fall

Recently, a California construction worker was injured when he fell approximately 25 feet down an elevator shaft. According to Palo Alto Fire Department officials, the man was working on the second floor of an office building in the Stanford Research Park when he was injured on the job. Authorities responding to the call that morning found that the man had plunged through an opening in an elevator shaft at the work site.

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