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Fatal workplace accident remains under investigation

Because of the risks that all workers in California and across the country face, there are a variety of different safety measures in place. Additionally, many employees have access to safety equipment that will further help protect them while they complete their job-related tasks. Unfortunately, even these measures can not completely eradicate the possibility of a workplace accident.

In fact, a man in another state recently lost his life in a workplace accident that happened at an industrial site. According to reports, rescue workers were called to a Tyson Fresh Meats facility at approximately 5:30 a.m. on a day in late March. Reports indicate that the man was performing maintenance on an assembly line at the time of the accident.

Tow truck driver suffers workplace injuries in accident

For most people in California and across the country, being involved in a car accident -- especially one on a busy interstate -- is a stressful time, but it can be equally stressful for those responding to the accident. Often, those who respond to the accident, including police officers and tow truck drivers, are putting their lives at risk to help. Even though many states have laws in place requiring drivers to change lanes in response to flashing lights, some drivers do not do so, sometimes causing accidents that result in workplace injuries for those working on the side of the road.

In fact, a 31-year-old tow-truck driver in another state now faces a lengthy recovery following an accident on an interstate. Reports indicate that the cause of the accident is related to a driver who failed to move over in response to rescue workers. The incident happened on a day in March as a law enforcement and the tow-truck driver responded to an unrelated accident.

Worker suffers fatal workplace injuries in industrial accident

Most people in California and across the country are so accustomed to their routines that they perform in their everyday lives that it may be easy to overlook a missing step. Unfortunately, what may seem like a simple oversight can ultimately have tragic consequences, especially when it involves heavy machinery. In fact, a man in another state recently lost his life as a result of workplace injuries, reportedly related to his use of a truck.

The incident that led to the man's death reportedly happened one morning on a day in mid-February. According to reports, the man exited his vehicle at a project site that involved an underground tank. Investigators believe that the man did not put the vehicle into park.

A minor wound is safe? Think again and consider tetanus

Tetanus is a condition that used to strike fear into anyone who heard its name. Tetanus has the potential to lead to fatal muscle spasms that actually have the potential to break bones. That's why it's absolutely important to take care of yourself if you step on anything sharp in the workplace.

Tetanus is caused by bacterial spores that enter the body. The bacteria, called Clostridium tetani, enters the body through the wound, whether that is caused by a rusted nail, a garden tool left on the ground or another sharp object. Some people have suffered tetanus from splinters, animal bites and other injuries on job sites.

Recourse following workplace injuries in California

Even in the safest of workplaces, there is the possibility of an accident. As such, employers in California and across the country are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage to help employees in the event that they suffer workplace injuries. Unfortunately, injured workers are often unsure of their rights. As such, many turn to The Law Office of Gary C. Nelson for guidance.

Our attorneys have decades of experience helping workers seek fair treatment following an injury at work. Despite knowing that their employers are required to provide this insurance coverage, many injured workers are unsure of what to do or to what they are entitled. Our experienced team is here to help.

Fatal industrial accident remains under investigation

Every family in California likely has the reasonable expectation that their loved one will return home from their work shift safe and sound. However, the unfortunate fact is that some workers fall victim to an industrial accident. In fact, a worker was recently killed in such an accident in another state. 

The incident happened one morning on a day in late January. According to reports, rescue workers reported to ADM Milling Co after receiving a call about someone who experienced a cardiac arrest. The incident reportedly happened in an elevator chute.

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. 

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