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Workplace injuries not uncommon when fires break out

When a work accident takes place, the scene can quickly turn chaotic. While it is important to make sure the threat is contained and damage mitigated, it is also vital for any injured workers to receive medical attention as soon as possible. Workplace injuries can have lasting results and receiving treatment can often help keep conditions from worsening.

California readers may be interested in an out-of-state accident that recently resulted in one worker suffering injuries. According to reports, a construction crew was working to repair a water line when they hit a gas main. This incident resulted in a fire taking place that lasted for approximately two hours. The fire apparently went out after the gas main was shut off.

Fatal work accident may have family needing workers' compensation

The death of a loved one can leave a family facing a number of struggles. Individuals often want to have the opportunity to attend to their grief and be with their loved ones during this time, but unfortunately, some of the resulting hardships may need to be handled first. For instance, when a work-related accident leads to a fatality, the family of the victim may need to determine how to handle certain financial matters. In such cases, workers' compensation may be able to help.

One family in California are undoubtedly experiencing such a difficult time after a recent fatal accident. Reports indicated that a young man was working at an iron company when he was hit by iron beams. The beams had apparently been on a truck and fell off for an disclosed reason.

Road construction accidents often involve moving vehicles

Road construction is a common occurrence. Most California residents see some type of construction on their daily commutes. While these zones are often marked with bright orange cones, barrels and signs, many drivers do not take the time to slow down and act cautiously for the safety of the workers in the area. As a result, road construction accidents are not uncommon.

It was recently reported that an accident of this type caused fatal injuries to one worker and serious injuries to another in another state. According to reports, a 20-year-old worker and a 23-year-old worker were off the road in a construction zone when a vehicle left the roadway and hit them. The vehicle reportedly crossed the center line before going off the road. It was noted that speed was likely a factor in the incident.

Injuries common among restaurant and food service workers

While you may not consider your job in a restaurant or food service setting to be as dangerous as, say, a job that involves driving or working from heights, there are still serious hazards you face every time you clock in. Though the exact hazards you face on a regular basis will vary somewhat based on whether you work as a server, prep cook or what have you, there are certain risks that apply industry-wide, and many of them have the capacity to hurt you badly enough to result in missed work.

Just what are some of the more common injury risks faced by food service workers?

Workplace injuries result from industrial accident

Any type of injury can have a major impact on a person's life. Even if an injury proves relatively minor, the experience of going through the accident itself can have lasting impacts. Unfortunately, workplace injuries can often prove severe, and employees can have physical and mental hardships to overcome before returning to work.

California residents may be interested in an industrial accident that recently took place out of state. Reports indicated that an explosion and small fire took place at a metal plant. It was unclear what may have caused the explosion to occur, but it was suspected that it took place in a dust collector. The fire was not considered major, and the majority of the damage resulted from the explosion itself.

Construction injury results from accident with machinery

Training is an important aspect of any job, especially when a person will be using machinery and other equipment. Of course, even if training is provided, mistakes can happen or equipment can malfunction. Unfortunately, a construction injury can easily result when this type of predicament occurs.

California readers may be interested in a construction accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a worker had been using a construction vehicle that is apparently used to lift objects, and one of the lift arms on the machine lowered on top of the man. At the time of the report, it was not clear whether the vehicle malfunctioned or if the man had activated it.

Workplace injuries affect multiple workers after explosion

It is an unfortunate reality that a seemingly normal workday can turn into one that leaves multiple people injured. Accidents that happen on the job cannot always be predicted or prevented, and workplace injuries can have major impacts on the lives of the individuals involved. Unfortunately, California workers can end up focused on recovering and missing work for weeks, if not longer.

This type of issue may be affecting multiple workers in another state. Reports indicated that that the incident took place at a water reclamation plant. Apparently, an explosion occurred that resulted in the roof of the plant collapsing. The incident occurred in the morning, but details were not clear on what caused the explosion. It was suspected that methane gas was involved, but an investigation into the exact cause was ongoing.

Scissor lift fall leads to workplace injuries

While many workers may use the same equipment every day or at least feel comfortable using the equipment to carry out their duties, it does not mean that an accident cannot take place. Many variables can impact whether a common situation will move forward the same way from one day to another. Unfortunately, some common routines can easily become frightening when an incident leads to workplace injuries.

California readers may be interested in an accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a worker was using a scissor lift while painting the side of a building when the scissor lift toppled over and into the street. It was noted that the lift was sitting on a cobblestone sidewalk, which could potentially have caused it to sit unevenly. However, there was no exact cause given for the incident.

Preventing computer-related repetitive strain injuries

When you stop and think about the world’s most dangerous jobs, chances are, you envision that of a logger, law enforcement official, construction worker or what have you. While these jobs are undeniably dangerous, employees who spend long days working on computers also face certain job-related risks, with one of the more common hazards facing office workers being repetitive strain injuries.

As the name implies, repetitive strain injuries are neuromuscular conditions that can affect virtually any part of your upper body, from your neck, back and shoulders to your wrists, forearms and hands.

Workplace injuries can quickly result from vehicle-related events

Many California workers put their lives at risk every day simply by carrying out their work-related duties. In particular, individuals who work on roadway construction are especially at risk due to the equipment and machinery they use as well as the possibility of being hit by vehicles whose drivers do not slow down or heed other safe practices. Unfortunately, the latter hazard can cause serious workplace injuries.

It was recently reported that a worker in another state suffered serious injuries in this type of scenario. Apparently, the man was standing on or near the roadway and getting ready to work on paving the road when the accident took place. A woman driving a vehicle collided with a street sweeper and then hit the construction worker. It did not appear that any other workers were involved in the incident.

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