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Fatal construction accident under investigation

For many drivers in California, road construction can be viewed as an annoyance. However, construction workers are often putting their lives at risk as they attempt to make road improvements. Unfortunately, a construction accident in another state has resulted in a fatality.

The incident reportedly happened at a road construction site around 11 a.m. on a day in January. According to reports, a male worker, described as in his 60s, was pinned between a barrier and an excavator. Reports indicate that the worker was no longer trapped when rescue workers arrived. He was transported to the hospital with severe injuries.

Collapse of conveyor system causes fatal workplace injuries

Even the most experienced employees can find themselves the victim of a workplace accident. While workplace injuries can be minor, many victims face serious -- sometimes even fatal -- injuries. A fatal accident that happened in California involving the employee of a dredging company is under investigation. 

The incident happened on a day in early January. According to reports, kayakers on a river witnessed the collapse of a large metal tower. They reportedly contacted rescue workers after they heard someone yelling for help.

Man killed in industrial accident involving a forklift

Many families in California and across the country spend the month of December planning on activities to do with their families and friends. Unfortunately, a family in another state is likely completing a different type of planning following an industrial accident. The accident resulted in a fatality.

According to reports, a worker at a company called Graphic Packaging was operating a forklift one afternoon on a day in December. While reports regarding the incident leave many details unclear, the forklift is said to have overturned, injuring the worker. Though reports indicate that emergency personnel quickly arrived at the scene, the man passed away as a result of injury suffered in the accident.

Investigation into fatal industrial accident continues

At this time of year, most families in California and across the country are planning their holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, one family in another state is, instead, planning a funeral following an industrial accident that resulted in the loss of a life. Many details of the accident are unclear.

Reports indicate that a 911 call was made just after 11:20 a.m. on a day in early December. Rescue workers arrived at the scene soon after. The victim was said to have been working on a wood chipping machine at the time of the accident. 

3 facts you should know about workers' compensation

Significant injuries happen suddenly and are often unpredictable in nature. You may be fine and working on a project on the job one minute and find yourself on the way to the hospital the next. No matter what the issue is, if that injury happened on the job, you should be able to seek workers' compensation.

There are cases when workers speak with their employers about workers' compensation and are told they can't or shouldn't apply. Some don't want to apply for the fear of retaliation. You should know that you are entitled to that coverage so long as your employer is required to carry workers' compensation insurance by law and your injury was related to your job.

California lineman killed in workplace accident

Most people in the United States report to their jobs every shift with the expectation that they will return home in the same condition they arrived. Unfortunately, the reality is that there are a variety of different hazards in the workplace that could result in a workplace accident with serious consequences. In fact, a fatal incident in California is currently under investigation.

The accident involved a 42-year-old man who had only recently begun work as an employee of a California city. Reports indicate that he was an experienced electrical lineman. Unfortunately, he lost his life in an accident that happened just before 10 a.m. on a day in mid-November.

Workplace injuries prove fatal for worker

There is no doubt that all workplaces in California and across the country hold some risk of injury. Unfortunately, even relatively commonplace tasks, such as unloading a truck, can result in serious harm. In fact, a man in another state recently lost his life due to workplace injuries

The incident reportedly happened on a day in early November. Initial reports indicated that the time of the accident was unclear; however, the 47-year-old victim was discovered by co-workers who contacted rescue workers. The accident happened at Alexander's Mobility Services.

Man dies in fatal industrial accident

In a single California workplace, there can be a variety of different hazards. While certain measures can be taken to protect workers from them, the potential risk can not be completely eliminated. Unfortunately, a man in another state recently lost his life in an industrial accident.

The accident happened around 8 a.m. on a day in mid-October. The victim, a 59-year-old man, was working at Nichiha work site. Reports indicate that he was a temporary worker who started at the site in August.

Man flown to trauma center due to workplace injuries

People often make a plan for a variety of different circumstances in their lives. However, few people in California likely plan for a scenario in which they suffer severe workplace injuries. Because all occupations hold a risk of injury and the consequences can be severe, states require that employers provide workers' compensation insurance benefits. 

In fact, a man in another state may qualify for these benefits after he reportedly suffered an injury at work. While some of the details of his injuries are unclear, rescue personnel responded to reports of an accident during the afternoon hours of a day in late September. According to reports, the man, working at a Ready Mix plant, was working on a piece of equipment.

Accident causes workplace injuries for California officer

All jobs hold some degree of risk of injury. However, police officers often face significant harm while performing a variety of different tasks. Even when not actively pursuing someone suspected of committing a crime, officers who are patrolling could be involved in an accident. In fact, reports indicate that a California Highway Patrol officer suffered major workplace injuries following a collision while on a motorcycle.

The incident happened during the morning hours of a day in late September. According to reports, the officer was reportedly attempting to pass a vehicle when his motorcycle struck the rear of a stopped vehicle. He was reportedly ejected from the motorcycle, causing the motorcycle to come to a stop in the fast lane while he landed in the number 2 lane.

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