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March 2014 Archives

News helicopter source of fatal work injury

Helicopters are used by many media outlets and businesses for a wide variety of reasons. It is not unusual to look up in the skies of California and see news helicopters or police helicopters too. While mostly a safe mode of transportation and a common way to go about work as a reporter or photographer, a recent fatal work injury just north of California highlights how dangerous a helicopter ride can turn.

Acid leads to work injury at California refinery

There are certain industries that entail more inherent dangers than others. Any kind of work or industry that includes working with chemicals or acids can be the site of a work injury despite the amount of training or safety measures that may be in place. A California refinery was recently the site of a work injury. This is the second incident of this kind to occur at the facility in just over a month.

2 workers injured on the job at drilling site

Any kind of work involving oil and gas can be particularly dangerous. Workers who have to handle day-to-day operations at drilling sites typically receive a great deal of training. However, despite any amount of training, accidents can occur and can lead to workers injured on the job. With the number of refineries and gas and oil drilling sites located throughout California, workers may want to be aware of accidents and injuries that happen elsewhere.

California airport worker suffers fatal work injury

When people think about dangerous jobs, they may not think too much about airports except in the context of the dangers involved in flight. However, there are many other California airport jobs that could lead to a work injury. In fact, a recent incident at LAX highlights just how dangerous the workplace can really be.

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