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Man suffers fatal workplace injuries due to tree branch

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.

Surgical team responds after man suffers workplace injuries

Manufacturing facilities in California and across the United States often have strict guidelines in place in order to protect the health and safety of their employees. However, there are unexpected situations that may arise that can still result in workplace injuries. In fact, a surgical team was required at the scene of an accident that occurred at one out-of-state facility.

The incident happened at approximately 10 a.m. on a day in early January. According to an official, two forklifts collided at VAP Packaging Management. As a result, a man's extremity was pinned.

Man falls into mixing tank, suffers fatal workplace injuries

As people in California go through their workday, they likely have routine tasks that they complete. Despite their familiarity with these tasks, there is still danger in them. For example, a man in another state recently suffered fatal workplace injuries during a process that had likely been performed multiple times at the facility where he was working.

The 27-year-old victim was working at Texamerican Food Blending Inc. one day in late December. According to police, he and another employee were working to clean a mixing tank when the victim dropped something into the tank. The other employee left to close a door in the equipment while the victim climbed inside.

Construction accidents often prove fatal

Most people would agree that police officers and firefighters have dangerous jobs. However, many people in California may be unaware of the fact that those who work in construction also face significant workplace dangers. Unfortunately, construction accidents not only cause serious injuries but often prove fatal. For example, one man in another state recently died due to a workplace accident.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in early January. According to reports, he had worked for the city for 20 years. At the time of the accident, he was working at a site in which crews were attempting to move an underground gas line.

Man's workplace injuries prove fatal

All professions hold some degree of risk. While there are certain measures that can be taken to decrease these risks, no workplace in California is completely without the possibility of workplace injuries. Unfortunately, one man recently lost his life following a workplace accident that happened in another state.

The 74-year-old man was an employee of Liberty Lighting. At time of the accident in early January, he was working as a contractor at Wheel-1 Inc., tasked with changing lighting. He was using a scissor lift to change lighting when the lift fell over.

Man passes away due to workplace injuries; investigation ongoing

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is tasked with the responsibility of protecting the health of employees. Despite the standards the federal agency has in place, workers in California and across the country still fall victim to workplace injuries. In same cases, such as a recent accident in another state, injuries can be fatal.

In this incident, a 58-year-old working at Rahr Malting Company was the victim. According to reports, the man was discovered in a grain bin. It is believed that he fell in. Rescue workers were on the scene soon after the man was discovered and were able to pull him out.

Report indicates increase in fatal workplace injuries in 2015

The vast majority of people in California take measures to protect their safety. They lock doors at night and only drive with the seatbelts fastened, for examples. However, there are some dangers that are unavoidable -- many of which appear in the workplace. Unfortunately, a recent report that there was an increase in the number of fatal workplace injuries in 2015.

The report was the first of its kind released by the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries provided by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the fatality rate decreased from 3.43 to 3.38 per 100,000 workers who work full-time, the overall number of fatalities increased from 4,821 to 4,836. The number of 2015 fatalities is the highest since 2008.

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.

Man's family may deserve workers' compensation after accident

Workers in California and across the country face all sorts of dangers in their workplace every single day. Many of these dangers are obvious, while some are more subtle. Regardless, a workplace accident can have a significant impact on the lives of the worker and his or her loved ones. One out-of-state family is likely still working to come to terms with their loss following a fatal workplace accident. Workers' compensation insurance benefits may be able to help them cope with the financial fallout of their loss.

The accident happened one afternoon on a day in mid-December. The man was reportedly working at a site used to store wind blades measuring 188 feet. According to a site manager, the victim, who may have been in his fifties, was attempting to shift a steel block weighing 350 pounds. Unfortunately, the block is believed to have landed on the man, crushing his chest.

Construction accidents: Wind may have caused scaffolding collapse

When most people in California consider dangerous occupations, they often think of police officers and firefighters whose jobs require them to rush toward danger. While people in such professions face dangers, those who work in construction face the possibility of serious injuries due to construction accidents. Unfortunately, one person was seriously injured in a recent workplace accident in another state.

Reports indicate that the accident happened at approximately 10 a.m. one morning on a day in mid-December. Three workers were reportedly working on scaffolding at a shopping center. The project includes renovating a three-story building that is currently vacant.

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