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September 2015 Archives

2 California construction workers critically injured on the job

Most people feel relatively safe going to work each day. With a few exceptions, performing normal job expectations does not place most workers in harm's way. Construction, however, is one line of work that comes with a significant amount of risk. Many construction workers in California and across the country are injured on the job each year while performing their day-to-day job responsibilities.

Work injury occurs at construction site in Freetown

In many lines of work in California, employees expose themselves to danger and physical harm on a daily basis. Whether operating heavy machinery or performing their job's responsibilities in hostile environments, these individuals' chances of suffering a work injury is greatly heightened in these workplaces. One of the most dangerous environments to work in is construction. This has been evidenced by a recent construction accident that sent one man to the hospital.

Fatal fall, workers' compensation death benefits possible

A fatal construction accident occurred recently in early September in Jamul. The accident involved a construction worker who fell around five stories and died as a result of his injuries. When workers die while on the job from accidents such as this one, their loved ones typically seek to file a workers' compensation death benefits claim.

Fatal accidents and workers' compensation death benefits

Being employed as an industrial or construction worker can carry with it a greater chance of being injured on the job. Between working with heavy machinery, climbing to dizzying heights and sometimes working far below the surface of the earth, this chance of injury is around every corner on many job sites. When an injury results in a California worker being fatally wounded on the job, his or her dependents are entitled to file for workers' compensation death benefits.

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