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June 2015 Archives

Wastewater project claims life of worker in accident on the job

Following damage done by flooding in December of 2010, a replacement wastewater system is being installed in Victorville. This worksite was the scene of a recent fatality in which a 38-year-old worker lost his life in an accident on the job. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health said an investigation is underway.

Diesel emmisions can cause occupational illness

California workers who are exposed to diesel fumes on the job may not realize the threat it poses to their health. Complaints have been filed by workers in another state who do rail maintenance and often spend hours working in under-river tunnels. The diesel engines they work on exude overwhelming fumes that can cause occupational illness.

Workplace injury leads to 9-hour surgery in California hospital

A construction worker in California had to undergo nine hours of surgery after suffering catastrophic injuries in a workplace accident on a recent Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred at a work site in Milpitas where a directional drilling project on a water tank was underway. A spokesperson for the Milpitas Fire Department reported that medical personnel did not expect the victim of this workplace injury to survive for longer than the first night, but he was apparently still holding on to life at the time of this report.

Scaffold fall causes severe workplace injury at SFMOMA expansion

A construction worker was injured in a recent accident that occurred at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It was reported that the workplace accident occurred just after 10 a.m. on a recent Friday morning. The workplace injury suffered by this California worker sent him to the hospital in a critical condition.

Criminal conviction follows worker's death in accident on the job

It is not uncommon for company owners to disregard the safety of their workers when they fall behind on a project. Unfortunately, many lives of workers have been lost as a result. A California construction company's owner and its project manager were recently convicted by a jury on manslaughter charges. This follows the 2012 death of a worker in an accident on the job at a building site in Milpitas.

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