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November 2013 Archives

Construction accident kills father of 2

Rescue workers were recently called to the scene of an incident at a busy airport. A man is reported to have died from a construction accident. The contractor was working on a terminal more than three stories up when he fell. This accident did not happen in California, but the potential for a similar accident could happen at any work site.

California rocket plant site of workplace injuries

A California rocket factory experienced an explosion that is reported to have resulted in injuries. Two employees sustained workplace injuries in the incident. The extent of the injuries is not yet known, nor is the cause of the explosion.

3 suffer workplace injuries at California electric car factory

Three workers were recently injured at Tesla Motor's California factory. Two of the men that suffered workplace injuries suffered only minor injuries, but the third was seriously injured. The current conditions of the men are not known; however, one man has been released from the hospital.

California workers' compensation: Caltrans worker struck by car

Any job that requires working near traffic can have dangerous consequences. Unfortunately, one California worker ended up in intensive care recently after he was struck by a car while performing traffic control duties at a construction site. As he recovers from his injuries, he and his family may wish to look into their eligibility for workers' compensation benefits.

Toxic mining residue could warrant workers' compensation

Mining has always been a necessary and prominent in parts of California and across the nation. This high risk profession requires extreme safety measures and state regulated procedures to ensure the safety and well being of those working to procure natural elements from the earth. Workers' compensation exists for miners to provide for them in situations where safety fails and a miner may be physically injured or, more commonly, be exposed to harmful dust or vapors. Toxic mining residue could warrant workers' compensation benefits for employees with immediate or extended injury.

Valley Fever included in workplace injuries

Improper safety precautions that lead to workplace injuries can cause physical damage or illness to employees. Areas of California, especially in the Central Valley, contain microscopic fungal spores in the soil called Coccidioides that can be found two to 12 inches below the ground surface. When disturbed and inhaled while on the job the spores can cause a severe illness called Valley Fever. OSHA considers Valley Fever included in workplace injuries allowing victims to claim workers' compensation when infected while at work.

BART workplace accidents under investigation

Feelings of anger and deep grief often surround tragic workplace accidents. California law requires certain safety guidelines and restrictions where employees must be provided a safely functioning environment to ensure their protection. Recent BART workplace accidents under investigation may uncover failures in safety measures making workers' compensation benefits available for those who may have suffered from an injury or loss of a loved one employed with the agency.

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