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August 2012 Archives

California work injury: truck fire imperils CableCom technician

An electrical explosion has injured one man while he was performing his professional duties as a fiber optic technician. According to California police, they received a call at approximately 4 p.m. reporting that a man had been injured and that a truck had caught fire. Police responded to the report of the work injury and made contact with the man.

Work injury in California popcorn factory worker raises concern

Another study is out regarding workers suffering from respiratory illness and other potential health hazards due to their exposure to certain chemicals in microwave popcorn. These chemicals are often found in the popcorn's butter flavoring. It has been alleged that workers across California and the country are at risk of a work injury as a result of being exposed to these chemicals. However, despite the risks associated with these chemicals, California is one of the few states in the country that has taken any action to reduce the potential harm to workers suffering from prolonged exposure.

Work injury caused by crane should worry California workers

A shifting crane is alleged to be the cause of a recent accident that has sent one man to the hospital. The work injury occurred outside of California, when a man was working near a crane that was located on the back of a flat-bed truck. According to the police, the accident was a result of the crane's arm shifting, which then landed on the man and pinned him against the bed of the truck.

Fatal workplace accident: ladder fall leads to tragedy

Accidents on the job that result in an injury occur on a frequent basis across the country. A fatal work injury, although not as common, still occurs on numerous job sites each year. In a recent out-of-state case, one man died as the result of an accident that occurred while he was on a ladder, a tool that is the cause of many California work accidents.

Amputation work injury after vicious pit bull attack

California readers may have heard about a woman who suffered serious injuries as a result of being attacked by a pit bull while she was working at a veterinary clinic. The work injury was witnessed by two of the animal hospital's employees who came into the kennel area and saw the woman being attacked by the dog. The dog had the woman's arm in its mouth and was shaking her violently.

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