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August 2015 Archives

2 Cable car operators suffer serious workers' injuries

Slow moving cable cars are a common sight on San Francisco streets. People in California may be surprised to know that the operators of cable cars are exposed to life-threatening injuries -- considering that they travel at only 10 mph. While residents of San Francisco likely aware that the California Vehicle Code bars vehicles from passing stopped cable cars, visitors to the city may be uninformed. Following serious workers' injuries suffered by cable car operators in April and June, authorities are working on enhancing safety measurements.

California trench collapse causes workers' injuries to 2

Three California construction workers were rescued from a trench that had collapsed on a recent Monday morning. Trench collapses are usually avoidable workplace accidents as trenches that are properly fortified will not collapse. The California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict safety regulations to protect workers from hazards that can cause workers' injuries.

Workers' injuries: Repetitive stress injury claims may be tricky

Some California employees may feel they can no longer perform their duties without experiencing pain. It is not uncommon for workers whose daily tasks require repetitive actions for extended periods to develop workers' injuries classified as repetitive stress injuries. It typically develops over time and can result from several hours of typing, continuous bending and lifting of objects, long hours of standing, and even having to perform tasks in an uncomfortable body position for extended periods.

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