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September 2016 Archives

Work injury occurred during Soberanes fire, investigation pending

Recently while fighting a serious fire in Soberanes, a worker was injured and was taken to a hospital for emergency medical treatment. The employer is currently under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration due to the circumstances surrounding the work injury and accident. The injured worker was operating a water tender at the time of the unfortunate incident.

OSHA says fatal work injury to lathe operator was preventable

The prevalence of workplace accidents in which workers in California and other states lose limbs or other body parts is alarming. It is also disturbing that so many people in industrial setups are expected to work in environments in which their health and safety are in jeopardy. During a recent investigation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found that a man suffered a fatal work injury because his employer allowed him to work on a machine on which the safety device was bypassed.

Preventing a work injury caused by Valley Fever

Coccidioides immitis is the scientific name for a microscopic fungus that thrives in the top two to 12 inches of the soil here in California. When the soil is disturbed, the fungus can be released and inhaled by workers, which could cause them to contract Valley Fever -- a respiratory fungal infection that could initially present itself with flu-like symptoms. Even though mild cases often resolve on their own, some people who suffer this type of work injury have a much harder time recovering and could need additional, more aggressive treatment.

Construction worker struck by big rig, suffers fatal work injury

Work accidents that result in injuries occur with great frequency across the country, especially on construction sites. Sadly, a fatal work injury is an all too common tragedy seen on numerous job sites every year. Recently, a California man died in an accident that occurred while he was working on a highway, a location that is the cause of many California work accidents.

Man injured on the job, rushed to hospital after accident

Workers' compensation is an insurance program established to protect employees who have suffered an injury while at work. When a California worker is injured on the job or becomes ill while working, he or she is likely eligible for workers' compensation. The day-to-day responsibilities of those employed in construction often include a greater exposure to risk. It  makes sense for them to be aware of their rights when they are injured and in need of medical care and financial assistance.  

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