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November 2015 Archives

Workplace accidents: Accidental gas line rupture claims a life

A recent industrial accident in California claimed the life of a worker and also affected members of the public. The California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating this man's death, as is typically done after fatal workplace accidents. It was reported that the worker who died was a 44-year-old equipment operator.

Third-party cases: Driver kills 2 workers behind garbage truck

Workers in California and other states put their lives on the line every day. In many cases in which workers lost their lives, the accidents were avoidable because safety regulations were violated that could have prevented the accidents from occurring. However, sometimes the deaths of employees are third-party cases in which parties not connected to the employers of the deceased workers cause the fatalities.

Workplace accidents: Veteran logger killed while cutting tree

The California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reportedly busy with an investigation into a logging accident that recently occurred near Healdsburg in Sonoma County on a recent Wednesday. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 19 California workers lost their lives in workplace accidents in the farming, fishing and forestry industries in 2014. A 61-year-old man, who had been cutting trees and working with chainsaws for 30 years, lost his life in this tragic accident and will now be part of the statistics.

Workplace injuries: Worker doused with mosquito control chemical

Workplace accidents nationwide, including in California, are sometimes incorrectly associated with industries such as construction, mining and other occupations that require a great amount of physical labor. However, every industry has its own hazardous conditions. Workplace injuries can be suffered in any workplace environment at which safety hazards are not adequately addressed.

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