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On-the-job injury common in the construction industry

Each day a person goes to work and returns home may be viewed as any other ordinary day in California. Sadly, a work accident may turn the ordinary into a devastating tragedy. Some workers are killed on-the-job, while others may be out of commission for months due to an on-the-job injury. This is particularly common in the construction business, an industry where working at heights and using dangerous equipment is all in a day's work.

In fact, in excess of 4,000 employees die and many more suffered injuries every year, based on data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A whopping 20 percent of work-related deaths occurred in the construction industry in 2012. Most of these fatalities stemmed from falls.

Although OSHA strives to make sure that workplaces across the United States are safe for workers, only one inspector is available for each 6,000 workers. OSHA has designated April 28 as Workers' Memorial Day to call attention to workplace safety and to remember victims of workplace accidents. A march and other events will take place in California on this day.

California law requires most employers in our state to provide workers' compensation insurance. These state-regulated insurance benefits are readily available for a worker who suffers an on-the-job injury and needs financial help in order to cover medical expenses and keep up with any daily living expenses while recovering from an injury. Injured workers have the right to pursue the maximum level of benefits available to them, given their unique circumstances.

Source: uprisingradio.org, "Remembering Workers Killed or Injured in the Workplace", , April 17, 2014

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