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Arborist fatally injured on the job by falling log

In many lines of work in California, the risk of injury often goes hand in hand with an individual's work responsibilities. However, some lines of work carry with them an increased chance of suffering serious, if not fatal, injuries. An arborist was recently fatally injured on the job, authorities said.

Company fined after explosion that injured workers

California state regulators recently fined ExxonMobil $566,600 in relation to 19 safety and health violations after the Feb. 18 explosion in Torrance. The explosion was literally felt throughout the city. The number of injured workers totalled four, and the explosion hurled not only debris but also contaminants all over Torrance. Of the 19 violations, all of them except for one were classified as serious enough that the violation could have lead a worker's death.

Three people injured on the job when structure collapses

Construction work, like many other types of professions involving manual labor, carries a certain amount of risk. Many construction accidents in California that occur on roadways are the result of vehicles striking workers. In the case of three construction workers injured on the job in Willits, however, injuries occurred because of an apparently unsound wooden structure that collapsed.

Construction worker suffers work injury, lifted out of dam

Injuries on construction sites are a common occurrence in California. A construction worker in Sacramento suffered a work injury and was rescued from a 40-foot deep dam recently. The worker was at a job site on the Sacramento River for the Davis-Woodland Water Intake project.

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