No workplace in California is completely devoid of safety risks. As a result, the Occupational Safety and health Administration has created various standards in order to protect workers while they complete their job responsibilities. Unfortunately, even the most stringent of standards cannot completely prevent workplace injuries. Investigators are likely investigating a recent incident that resulted in one man's death.
Reports indicate that the accident happened one morning in January. According to the sheriff's department, the 41-year-old man traveled away from the main road on a vehicle designed to traverse the snow. Workers were attempting to remove a tree branch near a power line when the victim was struck by the branch.