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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.

Police work to investigate fatal workplace accident

There are a variety of different types of professions in California and across the United States. Regardless of a person's job, it's typical to face some risk of injury while completing job-related activities. Unfortunately, reports indicate that two men in another state recently lost their lives in a workplace accident.

Police say they were called to Stone Warehouse at approximately 2:30 p.m. on a day in September. When they and other first responders arrived, they reportedly discovered two employees who had been crushed by several slabs of granite. They died at the scene.

UPS driver suffers serious workplace injuries in crash

When most people in California think of a workplace, they likely think of a stationary building that a person reports to everyday and, for the most part, remains there until it's time to go home. However, for some employees -- such as mail and package deliverers -- the workplace in which they spend the most time is a vehicle. Unfortunately, those who spend a great deal of time driving as part of their job responsibilities can experience workplace injuries if they are involved in a traffic accident.

In fact, reports indicate that a UPS driver in another state was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. While many of the details of the incident are unclear, it reportedly happened during the evening hours of a day in August. The driver was reportedly trapped in the UPS truck following the single vehicle accident. 

Falls at construction sites are usually preventable

Construction is a dangerous job, but employer policies and unsafe working conditions can increase the risk that workers face. The single biggest risk to construction workers in terms of fatal workplace accidents is the risk of a fall. It makes sense, given that workers are often out on the sides of buildings or on the roof of a structure not yet enclosed. Workers can also fall while working on or installing elevator shafts.

Unlike some other kinds of workplace accidents, which are usually the result of a confluence of difficult circumstances, falls are typically preventable and predictable accidents. Workers with proper training and safety equipment can avoid most falls, and employers who take proactive steps to ensure worker safety can reduce the risk of their staff falling on the job.

Man's death believed to be result of workplace accident

Depending on what type of job a person in California has, he or she may perform the same tasks repeatedly throughout the workday. Despite the repetition of these tasks, those that involve the use of heavy machinery, for example, hold the risk of injury. In fact, the recent death of a man in another state is believed to have been the result of a workplace accident.

According to reports, police officers were called to the scene during the afternoon hours of a day in August. Reports indicate that someone working at a business next to the one that employed the victim discovered the man. The 30-year-old victim was reportedly pinned between a front-end loader and a vehicle.

California tree trimmer suffers fatal workplace injuries in fall

While all occupations hold some degree of risk of injury, certain jobs hold an even greater risk. For example, those who are required to work at great heights or with machinery could suffer serious injuries if involved in an accident. For example, a tree trimmer in California recently suffered fatal workplace injuries while completing work-related tasks.

The incident that resulted in the 39-year-old man's death reportedly happened one afternoon on a day in late July. According to reports, he was working with a co-worker when he fell over 50 feet. Two off-duty nurses who were passing by stopped to render aid.

Do suicide rates increase after workplace injuries?

When an employee suffers an injury on the job, many may think that what follows will be simple. If it were simple, employees would be treated and would receive fair compensation from their employer's workers' compensation insurance that is managed by the state of California. Not only are claims often difficult to file for workplace injuries, but new studies show that injuries may have damaging psychological effects on a worker's life. 

Researching the effects of injuries that result in missed work is not new. Previous research presented data that individuals who missed a week or more of work showed increased rates of depression. Indeed, employees were frequently treated with opioids and suffered long-term earnings losses. The results of that study led researchers to explore the rates of suicide among the same group of workers. 

Construction workers' accidents: Caltrans settles for millions

Caltrans recently agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement with a California man.  The settlement was due to a horrific accident that the young man suffered nearly eight years ago. Construction workers' accidents like his can drastically change an individual's quality of life. 

The man was part of a construction project that occurred alongside a California highway. He worked for a company hired by Caltrans to complete some wiring. At some point, a motorist left the roadway and drove into the construction zone. The worker was struck and seriously injured by the motorist. 

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