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Construction accidents: Man trapped under vehicle dies

When most people think of dangerous occupations, they likely think of jobs with inherent dangers, such as fighting fires or apprehending criminals. However, all occupations hold some degree of risk of injury. In fact, construction accidents frequently leave people in California suffering from serious injuries or grieving the unexpected loss of a loved one. One recent out-of-state incident demonstrates the potential harm that construction workers face on a day-to-day basis.

The incident involved a 41-year-old man. Reports indicate that the man was under a vehicle as he attempted to attach a tractor to it. He allegedly told another worker to start the vehicle, but was ran over when it gained traction.

Questions remain following fatal workplace injuries in California

Cellphones have many benefits for users, including allowing family members to remain in contact throughout the day. For one woman in California, lack of communication from her husband was her first clue that there may have been something wrong. After learning that he died as a result of workplace injuries, she now has several questions regarding the accident that took his life.

The 30-year-old man was a veteran welder for J. M. Equipment Co. Inc. One day in mid-June, he was reportedly sent to Del Monte Foods in order to repair a loading dock. His wife became concerned when he failed to respond to her texts for several hours. Using an app to find the location of his cell phone, she decided to drive to the plant.

Temps in Los Angeles could result in workers' compensation claim

People around the country are likely rejoicing in the beginning of summer. While many people are planning their summer vacations, others who work outside face added risks as they complete their job responsibilities. Representatives from the California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are urging employers in Los Angeles and surrounding areas to take proper precautions to protect employees from exposure to heat. Those who become ill as a result of heat exposure may qualify for workers' compensation benefits.

Workers in California are likely all too aware of the heat that gripped parts of the state in early June. Meteorologists predicted temperatures reaching as high as 114 degrees in some areas. As a result, state regulators reminded employers of the importance of taking proper precautions to protect employees.

Family of deceased officer may qualify for workers' compensation

Police officers know that they could potentially face life-threatening situations as they go about their workday. Despite this knowledge, they continue to report to work every day, ready to sacrifice themselves in order to protect others. However, a workplace accident can often leave a victim and/or his or her family concerned about their financial situation. The family of a deceased California police officer is likely wondering how they will make ends meet after their loved one was killed in a recent motorcycle accident. Workers' compensation benefits may be able to help fill the gap.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in mid-June. Reports indicate that the 34-year-old man was an 11-year veteran of the police force. At the time of the accident, he was conducting a patrol while riding a motorcycle issued by the police department. The driver of a silver minivan reportedly attempted a left turn into the path of the police officer, causing a collision.

California accident causing fatal workplace injuries investigated

There are multiple risks associated with every type of employment. As a result, states require employers to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage in case a worker is injured while completing his or her job responsibilities. The family of a man who died in California as a result of workplace injuries suffered while employed by an equipment rental company may be entitled to death benefits.

The 36-year-old man was reportedly working for a company tasked with dismantling certain structures at a music festival. As he was working on one of the tents, a piece of the structure fell on him, striking him in the back and pinning him to the ground. Other workers were able to remove the structure.

Workplace injuries lead to fatality

There are many occupations that have known risks. While some people think of a police officer or firefighter when they think of risky occupations, those in California who work with heavy equipment can also fall victim to workplace injuries. Officials are currently investigating a recent out-of-state workplace accident that led to one man's death.

The accident is said to have happened just before 8 a.m. one morning on a day in late May. Reports on the police scanner indicated that a male employee was struck by a dumpster as it was being moved from a truck. However, police did not release additional details. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that it was notified about an accident involving an employee struck by a piece of equipment.

Workers' compensation: Man killed in industrial accident

As people in California go through their everyday lives, they may overlook some of the hazards that they face. Fortunately, serious accidents happen relatively rarely. When they happen in the workplace, however, injured workers or family members of victims of fatal accidents likely qualify for workers' compensation insurance benefits. The family of one man may need these benefits after a recent accident resulted in a fatality.

An emergency worker who responded to the scene says the accident happened just before noon one morning mid-May. According to reports, part of the man's clothing became entangled in the mechanism that operated an open lift.  Although the man tried to free himself by grabbing onto a concrete floor in an attempt to rip the clothing free, he was unable to free himself.

Construction accidents: Man killed while using cherry picker

While most people are aware that every job holds its own risks, some may be unfamiliar with the many deadly risks that construction workers face. Unfortunately, construction accidents can often have deadly consequences, leaving family members wondering how they will cope with the loss of their loved one. In fact, investigators in California are conducting an investigation into a recent accident that resulted in a worker's death.

The accident happened at a California construction site one morning in mid-May. According to reports, a middle-aged male worker was on top of a piece of equipment known as a cherry picker. Sadly, he apparently became pinned between the equipment and the cement ceiling.

Construction accidents: Man electrocuted on job site

While there are dangers in all types of workplaces, people working at construction sites often face more significant risks. In addition to construction accidents caused by heavy machinery and falls, there are risks created by working with electricity. Unfortunately, reports indicate that one man in California has recently become a victim of this risk.

Officials claim that the 45-year-old man was working at a Charles Schwab building one afternoon in late April. According to reports, his co-workers discovered him unconscious. He died at the scene.

Violence a cause of workplace injuries for medical professionals

Medical professionals in California often choose to go into the field of medicine because they are dedicated to helping others. Unfortunately, they may not realize that their decision could result in harm to themselves. Some in the medical community are working to shed some light on the issues of workplace injuries suffered as a result of an attack -- a risk that doctors and nurses seem to face more than people in other fields.

A recent article that reviewed several different studies set out the examine the prevalence of workplace assaults in the medical field. The review found that approximately 75 percent of workplace assaults happen to those working in health care. Visitors or patients are typically behind most assaults.

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