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Man suffers fatal workplace injuries while unloading truck

Anytime workers in California must unload heavy equipment or products from a truck, they face certain dangers This is especially true if the materials shift unexpectedly. Because of the potential of suffering from workplace injuries in a variety of different scenarios and the financial harm such injuries can create, employers in all states are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for employees. One family may need these benefits following a recent accident in another state that resulted in the loss of a life.

The accident happened in mid-February. A group of workers at Manning Building Supplies were reportedly working to move doors that weighed approximately 200 pounds each from one trailer to another. Unfortunately, one worker dropped a door, causing the trailer to shake.

Facts to know about those living with a brain injury after a workplace accident

Brain injuries come in all different shapes and sizes, and no two brains - or people -- are the same. Where one may deal with an injury easily, another person may respond with severe changes to health, personality and relationships forever. Life is dramatically different for most after brain injuries, which may be the result of an accident or injury on the job. If you or someone you love is dealing with how to live with a brain injury, there are a few facts you should know.

Construction accidents: Worker loses life following mudslide

Mother nature can often complicate the best of plans. In some cases, weather events and conditions can create dangerous road conditions, including an increased risk of mudslides. While crews attempt to clean up these conditions, they could become involved in construction accidents. For example, crews in California are currently investigating a recent incident that killed one worker and left another injured.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in February. According to reports, two men were working at the site of a mudslide on a California highway. A dump truck reportedly backed over the two men. It is unclear if the dump truck was equipped with backup warning alarms.

Fall causes fatal workplace injuries

All work sites in California and across the country have a great deal of occupational hazards regardless of the type of business. Certain conditions, such as poor weather, can increase the hazards employees face when their job responsibilities require them to be outside. A recent accident that happened in another state and resulted in fatal workplace injuries demonstrates the dangers these workers face.

The incident involved a doorman who was shoveling snow. According to reports, he fell while doing so, causing him to crash into a glass window. Unfortunately, he suffered cuts to his face and neck.  

Workers' compensation possible after California worker killed

When skiers take to the slopes in California, they do so with the expectation of having fun while getting some exercise, but many may be unaware of the effort that goes into ensuring that slopes are safe. Unfortunately, one man recently lost his life while attempting to make the slopes safer for skiers. To help ease the financial burden potentially created by his death, his family will likely qualify for workers' compensation insurance benefits.

The incident occurred one morning in January, before the slopes were opened for the day. A 42-year-year-old man was working with another employee as they performed avalanche control activities. The team was detonating explosives to release avalanches before skiers accessed the slopes.

Officials investigate incident involving fatal workplace injuries

While some people in California are aware of the extreme risks that police officers and firefighters face, they may be less aware that those who work at great heights also face considerable risks due to the potential for falls. As a result, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has standards in place to protect all employees regardless of their occupation. Unfortunately, one worker in another state recently suffered fatal workplace injuries in a fall.

The incident happened one morning in late January. The victim was working as a contractor at a power plant. He was an employee of MPW Industrial Services Inc., a company that had been hired by NRG Energy to clean a silo at the power plant.

Construction accidents: Woman killed after struck by backhoe

Many people in California may not realize the dangers that those in construction face. However, construction accidents can happen due to the large equipment being used, falls of employees working in scaffolds or injuries suffered by falling objects. Unfortunately, one out-of-state woman recently lost her life in a workplace accident at a construction site.

The incident happened in early January. The 19-year-old victim was an employee of Step It Up Construction. Her brother was employed there as well. According to reports, she was working at a dig site. Unfortunately, the operator of the backhoe, also the foreman of the site, apparently did not see her, and he is said to have lowered the bucket on her.

Man suffers fatal workplace injuries at distribution center

In many workplaces in California and across the country, there are several known health and safety hazards. As a result, workers take precautions to ensure their safety. Unfortunately, some workplace injuries result from unexpected accidents due to unforeseen hazards. Such appears to be the case at an out-of-state workplace; a worker passed away as a result of injuries suffered in a workplace accident.

The accident happened after midnight at a distribution center called Stop & Shop. According to reports, a 51-year-old victim was on a loading dock when a tractor-trailer pulled away. Unfortunately, the man reportedly fell between the dock and the truck.

Man dies from workplace injuries following industrial accident

When walking through the average workplace in California, an observer can likely notice indicators that employee safety is a top priority. There are often warning signs and protective gear visible throughout a business. Unfortunately, despite these efforts employees can still suffer workplace injuries that often prove fatal.

The family of one out-of-state man is likely coming to terms with this reality after a fatal workplace accident took the worker's life. The incident is said to have happened on a day in mid-January. The 57-year-old victim was reportedly at a welding station at a company that creates structural steel. A steel beam is believed to have fallen on him.

Workers' compensation and back pain

Many employees in California drive to work every day to earn a paycheck, but they may also be gaining something else: back pain. Whether a worker is stocking shelves at a grocery store, raising beams at a construction site or building cars in a factory, the possibility of injuring back muscles exists in many different jobs. Here are some of the basics about workers' compensation and back pain.

Case Results

  1. $4.5 Million Settlement

    Medical Malpractice - Hypoxic brain injury during surgery.

  2. $2.9 Million Settlement

    Construction site accident resulting in cervical fusion

  3. 100% Permanent Disability Award

    Workers Compensation - Multiple injuries to State worker

  4. $1.6 Million Settlement

    Truck v. pedestrian accident resulting in multiple factures.

  5. $1.2 Million Structure Settlement

    Workers Compensation - spine injury with guaranteed payments for life.

  6. $1.2 Million Settlement

    Motorcycle v. car accident resulting in multiple fractures and scarring.

  7. $933,000.00 Settlement

    Child burned when table collapsed spilling scalding water from coffee um.

  8. $850,000.00 Settlement (Before MICRA)

    Medical Malpractice - Endotracheal injury during surgery resulting in death.

  9. $780,000.00 Settlement

    Disputed liability car v. truck collision.

  10. $500,000.00 Settlement

    Workers Compensation - Spinal injuries to delivery driver.

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