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November 2014 Archives

Construction worker's leg amputated after workplace injury

Among the many hazards construction workers have to face on a daily basis, losing a limb is likely one of the most dreaded. Understandably, having an arm or leg amputated after a workplace injury is a traumatic experience for a worker and his or her family. Such a life-changing injury was the fate of a California construction worker who was working on the widening of Highway 4.

Work accident claims 1 life at California fuel company

California employers and company owners are responsible for the safety of all their employees. The California division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) prescribe strict safety regulations in an effort to avoid the occurrence of a workplace accident. Unfortunately, the tendency of some company owners to ignore these regulations could result in an unnecessary work accident with severe injuries and even death.

Workplace accidents often caused by willful safety violations

Each occupation has its own hazards; however, employees don't always recognize dangerous situations when they are ordered to perform specific duties. It is the responsibility of California employers to assess the potential hazards of the work site prior to allowing work activities on it. Workers should also be fully informed about imminent dangers and emergency strategies to avoid workplace accidents.

Temporary workers and workers' injuries -- do you have rights?

There have always been much concern and uncertainty for temporary workers about their rights in the event of an on-the-job injury. Are they covered by workers' compensation, and are they entitled to the protection of the safety regulations as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration? California workers may be interested to learn that OSHA has recently been scrutinizing the safety of temporary workers in an effort to avoid workers' injuries.

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