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February 2018 Archives

Construction workers' accidents: Man saves sibling's life

The love of a construction worker for his younger brother was demonstrated on a job site in California on a recent Tuesday. The incident involved electricity, which is a hazard that causes many construction workers' accidents. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has launched an investigation into this nearly fatal event.

Workplace injuries nothing unusual among restaurant workers

The restaurant industry in California, just like most other sectors, poses its own unique safety hazards for employers and employees to consider. With its typical hustling and bustling of workers scurrying about to keep guests happy, many workplace injuries that occur involve the floor. Spills on the floors of restaurants are not unusual, especially in the kitchens.

Workplace accidents: Unguarded wood chipper kills tree worker

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health prescribes strict safety rules for the tree services industry. Wood chippers are a significant threat to the safety of tree trimmers. The Department of Industrial Relations says workplace accidents linked to wood chippers within the state since 2012 caused one fatality and four serious injuries.

Construction workers' accidents: Scaffold collapse injures 3

Scaffolding poses numerous hazards to construction workers in California, and employers who fail to comply with prescribed safety regulations put the lives of their employees on the line. Many severe injuries have been suffered -- and lives lost -- in construction workers' accidents that were caused by unstable scaffolding structures. One such an incident in San Diego is currently under investigation.

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