Most every job requires instructions as to safety precautions and regulations, as there can be an accident or mishap in nearly every industry. Jobs requiring workers to work at extreme heights can be extremely dangerous, and someone can become injured on the job despite the safety precautions or regulations at hand. Recently, in California, a window washer was injured on the job as he fell many stories below.
The circus in general thrives on the idea or illusion of death-defying acts. Even though the circus and entertainment industry in California and elsewhere is highly regulated to ensure safety of performers, tricks or stunts can go wrong and leave performers injured on the job. The world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been cited for an accident that made national headlines after eight acrobats were seriously injured.
Workplace accidents are always hoped to be avoided, but unfortunately, a sudden incident can take place at a moment's notice. It is true that with the proper safety equipment and precautions in place the likelihood of an accident decreases. However, unforeseeable circumstances can sometimes arise that lead to a situation in which an employee becomes injured on the job.
Busy distribution centers that package and send out countless items can be dangerous places to work, especially because of the heavy equipment involved. A relatively new Amazon facility in California was the site of a recent work injury incident. The facility in question has only been operational for just over a year.
The majority of the time, any kind of construction work, both commercial and residential, goes off without a hitch. Most every California company adheres to strict safety codes and standards, along with training for those on the job. There are other times when safety codes or standards are not followed through with, and workers can find themselves in danger. Recently, three construction workers each suffered a serious work injury, leading to an investigation and troubling questions about the company.
For millions, working with temporary agencies and doing what is collectively known as 'temp work' may be the only way to put food on the table. Temp work can be exhausting, difficult to learn quickly. According to recent reports, it can also lead to a higher risk of work injury. Reportedly, California ranks pretty high on the list of states where temp work injury statistics are quite high.
The car company Tesla Motors has been plagued by several high-profile incidents that have landed it in the news lately. However, the most recent incident in a California plant resulted in more than one injured worker needing help. In all, three workers were injured while working at the car plant.
The majority of workers and employers in any given industry follow set safety standards, abide by training and generally work to secure a safe working environment for every single person in a given facility. However, despite every effort most California businesses make to prevent any kind of work injury incidents, work injuries can still happen. To further help businesses keep those numbers down and keep workers safe, several groups have banded together to put forth comprehensive training for small businesses across the state.
Any time that a fatal work accident occurs, there is typically an investigation into what went wrong. These investigations have the purpose of both pinpointing any culpability and also helping companies strive to prevent any such accidents from happening again. After one recent investigation in California, the company is facing citations related to an incident where one worker was fatally injured on the job.
There has been a notable increase in small or craft breweries all across the United States. With this increase, comes an increase of incidents where workers have been injured on the job while working in this burgeoning industry. Recently in California, a worker at a small brewery suffered a fatal work injury.