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January 2015 Archives

California bridge collapse leads to injured workers

Working on the highway or on bypasses can be dangerous for any number of reasons. The equipment used and the height involved when bridge bypass work needs to be completed all leads to the very strict safety standards by which California companies must abide. Despite these standards and training, accidents can still occur and can easily result in seriously injured workers.

California worker is fatally injured on the job

Working on or near electrical lines is extremely dangerous. Therefore, equipment operation safety in the vicinity of high-voltage lines must be taken very seriously due to the fact that serious or fatal injuries are a very real possibility when it comes to working on or near electrical lines. Recently, a California worker was fatally injured on the job after the boom truck basket that he was in seemingly got too close to electrical lines.

It is vital to understand the workers' compensation process

When injured on the work site or facility, there can be a great deal of confusion about what exactly to do and when to do it. The injury itself needs to take precedence, as seeking help immediately is the first and foremost action needed. After help is obtained, a worker should be keenly aware of the workers' compensation process, in order to ensure fairness and legal protection. Any California worker should be aware of his or her rights, and the process in general.

Investigation after fatal California work injury leads to fines

For any industry, there are safeguards in place to protect workers. If a work injury occurs and an investigation reveals lapses or mistakes in those safeguards, a company may be fined or worse. Two companies in California are currently facing steep fines after an investigation into a fatal work injury.

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