Investigators of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health are looking into the death of a tree trimmer in Palo Alto. Although the agency investigates all fatal workplace accidents, those in which the deceased employees worked alone are more challenging because no other workers were around to witness the incidents. Investigators will have to piece together the evidence found on the scene and statements from residents who might have witnessed the fall.
Forklifts are common pieces of equipment in warehouses and distribution centers in California. Unfortunately, the hazards they pose are not always recognized. Accidents involving forklifts are common, and the resulting workplace injuries are often catastrophic. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health reportedly launched an investigation into one such accident that occurred on a recent Wednesday.
Summer has barely started, and California has already been hit by a heat wave. Every year, the consequences of excessive heat exposure see many employees having to file workers' compensation claims for medical expenses and lost wages due to heat illness. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health already urged employers to be prepared after temperatures in some areas soared to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the second week of May.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has launched an investigation into the death of a vineyard worker in Sonoma County. Agricultural workers face many life-threatening hazards, and a large number of farm workers die in workplace accidents every year. Reportedly, this incident involved a tractor and mower equipment.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health prescribes safety regulations to deal with just about any work-related hazard an employee in any industry might encounter. However, many dangers are brought about by human nature rather than safety violations. Employees may not even realize how they could be their own worst enemies and put their own lives in danger. Workplace accidents can happen despite compliance with specific safety regulations.