The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the death of a worker who suffered a fatal on-the-job injury on a recent Monday morning. Construction workers' accidents that involve struck-by hazards are frequent causes of workplace deaths. Although few details were made available about this incident, it appears to have included such a hazard.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health reports that it is investigating a recent incident that caused critical injuries to a worker in Fremont. The agency notes that it now has two construction workers' accidents under investigation in which employees of the same company suffered serious injuries. In the previous instance, a worker who was caulking fell from one floor to the lower one in June.
Following the National Healthy Lung month of October, workers in California might benefit from the awareness campaigns that were run to underscore the hazards posed by silica and asbestos. However, employers have known about the dangers and the high risks of lung cancer, but workers' compensation claims continue to be filed by workers whose health and safety were not protected. Workers do not always realize that they can insist on personal protective equipment if they work in hazardous conditions.
While all industries pose occupational hazards, employees on construction sites might be at a higher risk than most. Construction workers' accidents are reported on a daily basis -- many of them fatal. However, now and again a worker walks away unscathed from an incident that could have caused catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Trenches pose potentially deadly hazards. A significant number of construction workers' accidents in California involve unprotected trenches. State and federal safety authorities mandate that a competent person identifies existing dangers and also predictable safety risks before workers enter a trench. Because each excavation poses unique hazards, every job needs individual care and proper preparation.
Work was suspended on the Twin Peaks Tunnel project after a recent work-related injury that led to the death of a worker. When lives are lost in construction workers' accidents, co-workers and surviving family members are typically traumatized by the tragedy. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health will investigate this incident to determine the employer's compliance with safety regulations.
Trenches are some of the most dangerous workspaces on construction sites nationwide. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health prescribes strict regulations to prevent trench-related construction workers' accidents. However, not all employers prioritize employee safety, and their focus on profits have led to many lives lost.
Workers in California's construction industry frequently risk their lives on scaffolding. While safety authorities say falls form a significant percentage of annual workplace fatalities in the state, it is not always the lack of fall protection that is to blame. Negligently erected scaffold structures that collapse cause many construction workers' accidents, with traumatic consequences.
The construction industry poses numerous safety hazards, and many of them are life-threatening. Employers must comply with many safety regulations prescribed by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health specifically for the prevention of construction workers' accidents. Some of the most dangerous areas are confined spaces, and a competent person at each construction site must inspect confined spaces and determine whether they require permits to control entry into them.
Concern was expressed about the compliance with workplace safety regulations at the site of the high-speed rail project in California. Construction workers' accidents at these sites can have devastating consequences. Following an incident in which a rebar tower toppled over on an HSR site last November, an accident on a recent Tuesday afternoon caused catastrophic injuries to a 48-year-old construction worker.