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Multiple construction workers' accidents at Facebook site

Business is booming in California, and with it comes an increase in building. While it is not unusual for construction workers' accidents to occur, when multiple accidents happen on the same site, rescue workers and other authorities may begin to worry. Recently, a worker's fall from the site of the new Facebook building marked the second such accident since construction began this spring.

Workplace injuries can result from sedentary job environments

"Get up and get moving" is common advice for people in California who suffer the consequences of a sedentary life. However, if a large portion of that sedentary life is spent at work, it may be difficult to incorporate such advice into the day. Studies continue to confirm that many workplace injuries and illnesses occur due to the very nature of some jobs.

Workplace accidents involving explosives can be devastating

Summer is not the only time when people across the country celebrate with fireworks. New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year, weddings and baseball games may incorporate fireworks displays to the surprise and delight of many. However, the personal possession and use of fireworks is carefully limited by California law and with good reason. Fireworks can be dangerous, even deadly, to untrained users, and even the most careful handlers of the explosives may end up seriously injured or worse. Those who handle fireworks for a living are constantly at risk for workplace accidents.

Injuries from explosions may require temporary disability

Eyes are on the skies this week as the nation celebrates Independence Day with fireworks displays. The public is warned each year of the dangers of personal fireworks and handheld sparklers, and even adults setting off fireworks may be injured to the point of requiring hospitalization and temporary disability. However, few probably consider the danger involved in assembling the explosives.

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