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June 2015 Archives

Workplace accidents: Fall from boom truck causes worker's death

A man working from a boom truck fell from the raised cherry-picker cage to his death. The worker was part of a subcontracting crew that was involved in a project to replace approximately 18,000 streetlights in San Jose. Workers who risk their lives in the cages of boom trucks are always at a risk of falling and must be provided with appropriated fall protection to prevent workplace accidents. Allowing workers to work at heights without proper protection is unacceptable.

Workplace injuries: Cal/OSHA settles lawsuits over heat exposure

When summer temperatures soar, California workers are exposed to a litany of additional hazards, especially those workers who spend most of their time working in the outdoors. Exposure to heat can cause severe workplace injuries, and, in severe cases, heat can be fatal. Workers rely on authorities, such as the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration, to ensure that employers comply with safety regulations and protect them from hazards.

Workplace accidents: 5 Injured in industrial explosion in Poway

California workers leave their families to go to work every day not knowing whether they will return. Although this may sound like an exaggeration, it is real, as workers are exposed to multiple life-threatening hazards on a daily basis. Workplace accidents are hardly ever anticipated, but by full compliance with safety regulations, employers can avoid situations in which workers are injured or lose their lives.

Don't delay: Timely reporting of workplace injuries helps workers

In a recent issue of the publication Business Insurance, an article described how sharply medical costs can rise when employees delay putting in a claim for workers' compensation. Because this publication is written for employers and insurers, the focus is on how to help them save money. But it's also important for Coachella Valley employees to understand that it can be in their best interests as well to file timely workers' comp claims.

How long can I receive California workers' comp benefits?

An on-the-job injury at your Rancho Mirage workplace can bring a wide array of changes to your life. First, of course, you must deal with the pain of the injury and the medical treatment to help you. Then, like it or not, you must focus not on your health but on your finances.

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