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April 2018 Archives

Recent workplace injuries at Tesla involves contractor's employee

The Tesla assembly plant in California already employs over 10,000 workers, and a report about the manufacturer's effort to significantly increase production will see many more workers taken on. This might lead to even more workplace injuries than those of which the company is currently accused of not reporting as required. The Center for Investigative Reporting recently published these accusations, although the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health had apparently already launched an investigation at the plant before publication of the allegations.

Workplace accidents: Assistant electrician suffers electrocution

Following the sad news of the death of a Modesto city employee, a spokesperson for the city manager's office said this appears to be the first on-the-job fatality of a city employee. Although the city will conduct an investigation, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health will launch a separate inquiry to determine the cause of the worker's death, as it does after all fatal workplace accidents in the state. The deceased man was a 30-year-old maintenance worker.

Abandoned well causes landscaper's temporary disability

When a California landscaper recently disappeared from where he was doing landscaping, others thought he was napping -- it was in the early afternoon. However, some became aware of his calls for help later and discovered that he had tumbled down a well the existence of which was unknown. Rescuers from Santa Barbara County Fire Department rushed to the scene shortly after 3 p.m. to rescue the man, who is happy to be alive, although he has to deal with a temporary disability due to a fractured leg.

Architecture and safety collision causes workplace injuries

In Cupertino stands the house of pane, which is part of the new Apple Park campus. The impressive circular building consists of curved glass panes that offer an open design that seems spectacular. However, the architectural design failed to address employee safety. Some time ago, an official at the building raised concerns about the potential threat of workplace injuries if employees walked into the glass, and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health recently ordered the company to take preventative steps.

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