Any kind of work involving working on semi-trucks can be potentially dangerous given the sheer size of the vehicles. But, there are many safety standards and regulations in place all over the country to ensure these vehicles and those who work on them are safe. Despite safety regulations, a work injury is still possible and those in California who work with semi-trucks should be aware of their rights and protections.
Any kind of work involving electricity can be dangerous to anyone involved. For one California worker, a work injury related to electricity proved fatal and others around were injured also. They worked for Southern California Edison.
Any kind of work involving heavy machinery or maintenance on large trucks or buses carries some risk of injury, even during a typical work day. Unfortunately, a California worker suffered a fatal work injury while simply doing his job as a maintenance worker. The man was an employee at the Valley Transportation Authority.
Working on a California construction site can be a dangerous job. In many cases, the construction workers must work to move heavy objects, which if improperly handled, can result in them falling. This risk has resulted in many a serious injury and sometimes the death of a construction worker.
Police officers across the state make thousands of routine traffic stops each day. However, every once in a while, these stops can turn into treacherous situations which put the officer at risk of suffering a severe work injury. In a recent tragic case, a California officer was shot and killed while he made a traffic stop along a California roadway.