Any California construction worker who regularly uses a scaffold to perform his job duties is risking life and limb every time he or she climbs up on top of a scaffold. Indeed, human beings were not meant to fall from heights of multiple stories, and if the worker loses his or her balance, it can result in catastrophic injuries.
An amputation is one of the most severe injuries that can happen on the job. The impact can be life-changing. You may never work in that profession again. Even with quick medical help, you may not fully recover.
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 798 workers fell and died in 2014. The same year, 261,930 employees were hurt so badly that they missed work due to falls. That's not even counting minor falls that could result in pain and discomfort that employees worked through.
Do you have back pain because of something that happened on the job? Or is the daily pain you feel simply the natural result of aging, something everyone has to deal with as they grow older?
Construction workers were on a job site near the Pismo Beach Pier, working by the cliffs, when a rebar cage gave way. Rubble cascaded down the side of the cliff and buried the workers. Though they survived, five of them were injured.