Workers in many lines of work in California are susceptible to getting injured on the job. Whether lifting heavy boxes in a warehouse or working with sharp objects in a kitchen, when a worker is not careful, injuries can often be the result. However, some of the most dangerous places to work are very often construction sites, as the potential injuries incurred can be serious, if not life-threatening. When a worker is injured on the job in California, he or she is often entitled to receive workers' compensation.
The dangers of working with glass go far beyond the risk of getting cut. Hot glass can be an extremely dangerous thing with which to work, especially for a worker new to the industry. Any California worker who works with extreme heat and glass combined may want to take heed of the dangers after a worker in another state was severely burned from a work injury he suffered.
Industrial workplaces and factory work typically encompasses working with dangerous equipment. It is vital and in accordance with the law that California employees be properly trained when working with heavy machinery or equipment that can lead to injuries. After an investigation into Ashley Furniture, the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration has levied heavy fines against the well-known furniture company due to the high work injury rate and other issues.
Working in the gas industry can come with many potential dangers. Those dangers can lead to a work injury at any time and it can also impact the lives of those who live near a gas facility. Anyone who works at a gas processing plant in California may be interested to hear what happened at a plant just north of California recently.
Anyone working in any industry should feel they are properly trained and protected while they perform the duties they are being paid to do. However, a new study points to an alarming fact in California and other states. It is being reported that temporary workers are likely to suffer a work injury at a much higher rate than their regular counterparts.
An industrial accident has resulted in severe injuries to a 19-year-old California worker. According to reports, the work injury occurred when the young man was working at Unico Mechanical Corp., which provides services for heavy industrial machines. It is believed that a three-ton steel beam, being lifted by a chain-and-hook grip, fell and landed on the man's legs.
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.
Sadly, during the course of a year, workers are killed in on-the-job accidents in California and across the country. The emotional and financial strain that the families of deceased construction workers must face is often considerable. Fortunately, in those instances when such a tragedy does strike, they may be able receive assistance. This assistance, which normally comes in the form of workers' compensation death benefits, may serve an extremely useful purpose while a family tries to come to terms with the unthinkable events which occurred.