When working in building construction, workers are aware that there are safety risks all around them. Whether it is unstable work environments, the large equipment they work with or dangerous tools, there are many ways to suffer an injury on a construction site. When construction workers' accidents occur, employees may need to file a claim through the state-managed workers' compensation program to aide in associated costs. Sadly, one California family may be filing their own claim following the death of their loved one while at work.
Some workplace accidents are not preventable. Outside forces such as weather can contribute to an accident despite all precautions to prevent one. On the other hand, many accidents are preventable as long as codes followed and safety measures are taken. Sadly, a California worker became another victim of one of the many construction workers' accidents that occur throughout the state.
Construction equipment is amazing, and the workers behind the equipment are incredibly skilled to build massive structures, roads, tunnels and more. Historically, it is not uncommon for workers to become injured or die while trying to complete the work on a construction site. Sometimes, equipment is unstable, and there are risks that workers must take. In the present, most employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance when construction workers' accidents occur. Sadly, one California family may need to file a claim for death benefits after the loss of their loved one.
There are multiple safety checks required when working with large construction equipment. Unfortunately, safety devices and protocols only promote the safety of workers when used and enforced by employers. A failure of effective training of employees on how to maintain safety can result in serious construction workers' accidents. One employer has recently been cited over $200,000 in fines in relation to a fatal accident in California earlier this year.
Construction workers who complete work on open roadways and freeways put their lives at risk every day while on the job. It only takes a small distraction for a driver to accidentally drift into a construction zone where workers have no protection from an oncoming car. Families who have lost loved ones in fatal construction workers' accidents may be curious how to handle the sudden financial impact of the loss. Sadly, one family in California is processing the cost of burial following the death of a construction worker.
There are many jobs in California and the United States that require workers to be in a position where there is a risk for falls. For example, construction workers often have to climb ladders and work in precarious situations. There are usually safety measures in place that aim to prevent construction workers' accidents. Sadly, one roofer recently suffered a fatal fall and left behind a young son.
Many people in California are likely aware of the massive construction project occurring to build tracks for the new high-speed train. While the project is moving forward, it has not progressed without construction workers' accidents. Recently, a worker was seriously injured while completing work on one of the work sites near the San Joaquin River.
Safety education and standards have been improved over the years as industries continue to grow to promote the safety of all employees. Despite improvements, construction workers' accidents still occur and may result in serious injury and/or death. Unfortunately, necessary medical treatment for any injuries can result in unexpected medical expenses. One recent accident in California is currently under investigation after four construction workers were injured on the job site.
An investigation of a recent tragedy has been underway at a construction site in California. As it does with many construction workers' accidents, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has conducted its own investigation. After their findings, they have issued fines of $27,000 to the two companies involved in the accident.
Large and new construction projects require a significant amount of skilled workers. Some projects, such as the new High-Speed Rail in California, often require unusual and large-scale work. Despite best efforts to prevent them, construction workers' accidents are unfortunately bound to occur. Two workers recently suffered injuries while working on the rail project.