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February 2014 Archives

Scaffold collapse seriously injures two California workers

Two carpenters suffered serious injuries when scaffolding collapsed at a California construction site last Thursday afternoon. Initial reports indicated that the workers suffered what could be life-threatening injuries. A spokesperson for the construction company says that the workers were in stable condition on Friday and expected to survive.

California refinery workers splashed with acid in work accident

Exposure to heat sources is not the only hazard that a California worker may face that can cause a burn injury. Electrical burns may harm workers, exposure to chemicals and gases may also cause severe burns. When it comes to burns related to caustic chemicals, a simple splash can induce significant tissue damage to the skin or eyes of a worker.

Worker killed in Tulare in tractor accident at World Ag Expo site

Major events, such as industrial conventions or trade shows, can have chaotic scenes as exhibitors work to prepare for the event. During such chaos, worker safety can become an issue. It does not necessarily require a chaotic environment to create the risk of an accident. But, as many different crews work feverishly to prepare for an event, equipment may be moved in relatively confined spaces.

Study: California temp-workers at higher risk for injury

A recent study of workers’ compensation claims says that temporary workers face a greater risk for injury in the workplace than non-temp workers. Businesses all across the country are turning to temp workers at a higher rate than in previous generations, according to ProPublica. While many workers need to take these jobs, some are finding that the dangers of temp work, especially in blue-collar jobs, may be carrying a higher risk of workplace injury.

LA Times story "NFL workers' comp victory comes at a price" By Armand Emamdjomeh & Ken Bensinger

NFL workers' comp victory comes at a price

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann, Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, and Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas were among the sports legends filing workers' compensation injury claims in California before a new law on athletes' claims took effect in September 2013. (Getty Images, Associated Press, Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann, Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, and Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas were among the sports legends filing workers' compensation injury claims in California before a new law on athletes' claims took effect in September 2013. (Getty Images, Associated Press, Getty Images)

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