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Dust explosion leads to workplace injuries at treatment plant

Any accident that takes place in the workplace can leave California workers shaken. Unfortunately, these accidents can also often lead to workplace injuries for those who were on the job at the time of the incident. Even seemingly minor injuries can cause problems for workers, including needing medical treatment and requiring them to take time off work to recover.

It was recently reported that three workers were injured in an incident at a water treatment facility in another state. Emergency personnel received a call about an incident that sounded like an explosion. Firefighters were directed toward the treatment plant where it was discovered that an explosion had taken place. The incident caused damage to the facility, but it did not result in a fire.

Worker suffers construction injury when car crashes into site

The actions of other people can often contribute to serious accidents. Unfortunately, even if individuals in notoriously dangerous professions, like construction, try to account for potential hazards, they cannot always predict how other people will act. As a result, someone could easily suffer a construction injury.

It was recently reported that one worker in California suffered injuries while on the job. The worker was on a construction site doing preparation work for sewer reconstruction when a driver crashed into the site. The vehicle collided with some equipment, which then caused the worker to fall into a 20-foot hole. The incident took place around 10:30 p.m. It was noted that the driver of the car attempted to leave the scene, but authorities were able to apprehend that person.

Workplace injuries leaves California tree trimmer unconscious

Anyone's job could put him or her at risk of suffering injuries at some point. In some cases, the injuries may not show up for years because they result from repetitive motions that slowly take a toll on the body. In other cases, individuals could suddenly suffer severe workplace injuries when an unexpected accident occurs.

It was recently reported that a California worker suffered critical injuries in a sudden incident. Apparently, the man worked for a tree trimming company and was in an extension bucket working to trim trees near power lines. It was unclear exactly what happened during the accident, but the worker went down inside the bucket, which caused his co-workers to call emergency services. The workers were able to bring the bucket back down and began CPR.

Family may look into workers' compensation after fatal incident

While most people do not think about it on a daily basis, no one's life is guaranteed from one day to the next. Unfortunately, sudden accidents claim lives on a daily basis, and many people suffer fatal injuries from work-related incidents. If workers are killed in the course of carrying out their work-related duties, their surviving loved ones may be entitled to workers' compensation.

The family of one man in California may be wondering about such compensation after a recent fatal incident. According to reports, a private contractor was conducting work on the property of a residence and did not check for gas lines before he started digging on the property. As a result, a gas leak occurred, which lead to a gas company employee going to the property to check the leak.

Toxic exposure to carbon monoxide affects 2 California workers

Everyone typically wants to make it home from a day at work without having suffered any serious injuries or other setbacks. Unfortunately, numerous hazards affect workers in all industries, and a sudden and unexpected incident could cause harm to workers. For instance, toxic exposure could come on suddenly and leave workers needing medical attention.

It was recently reported that two workers in California needed medical help after an incident on the job. Apparently, the two individuals worked for a plumbing company and had started a job at an airport for the airline's caterers. The job involved replacing the underground sewer pipes, and while they were conducting their duties, the workers were exposed to a significant amount of carbon monoxide due to using their equipment in a confined space.

Construction accidents: Worker killed in partial trench collapse

A number of serious hazards exist on construction sites. In fact, construction accidents take place far too often, and it is not unusual for serious or even fatal injuries to result. It is important for workers to take necessary precautions when on the job, but even some incidents cannot be avoided.

It was recently reported that a construction accident in California resulted in the death of one worker. The worker was part of a construction crew working in the front yard of a home when he became stuck in a trench. The trench had partially collapsed causing the man to be trapped approximately 10 feet down and up to his chest in dirt. It was unknown at the time of the report whether the man had been in the trench working when the collapse occurred or if he fell in.

Man suffers critical workplace injuries leading to amputation

When a sudden workplace accident occurs in California or elsewhere, a sudden scramble could result. Individuals may wonder what happened as they try to get help to those injured, and everyone involved may feel shaken by the ordeal. Unfortunately, workplace injuries can prove severe in some cases, and the affected workers may have their lives changed forever.

One worker in another state recently experienced a life-changing accident while on the job. According to reports, the man suffered critical injuries after a commercial refrigeration line at a grocery store ruptured. It was unclear what work-related duties the man may have been carrying out when the accident occurred. At first, individuals believed that an explosion had taken place, but first responders discovered the line rupture. All employees and customers were evacuated after the incident.

Tennis elbow affects more than just tennis players

Medical conditions often receive nicknames due to certain associations. For example, the injury to the elbow that is common among tennis players has earned the informal name of tennis elbow, as the (improper) repetitive motion of swinging a racquet is a major cause.

However, it is incorrect to assume this condition only affects athletes who play racquet sports. Anyone who makes the same repetitive elbow motion in his or her occupation is just as much at risk.

Vineyard workers face toxic exposure from pesticide

Many California residents perform their work duties in less-than-ideal working conditions. Even individuals who work outside can face serious hazards, including toxic exposure. Despite being out in the fresh air, chemicals can still put workers at risk of serious illness.

It was recently reported that approximately 60 farm workers were treated for such exposure. The individuals work at a vineyard, and they complained about smelling chemicals while out working. The smell was apparently coming from a neighboring peach orchard that was being sprayed with pesticide. It was unclear how long after they began smelling the chemicals that the vineyard workers continued to carry out their duties in the area.

Sanitation worker may need workers' compensation after explosion

Some work-related hazards are not always obvious. Something that appears to be normal at the time could actually be hiding a serious danger that could lead to a worker suffering injuries on the job. If this happens, the injured party may soon be looking for information on workers' compensation.

California readers may be interested in an accident that took place in another state that involved a hidden danger for a sanitation worker. According to reports, the worker had loaded trash into the back of a garbage truck when an explosion occurred. Someone had placed a helium tank used to fill balloons in a bag among the apparently normal-appearing trash. When the trash was placed in the garbage truck and compressed, the tank exploded.

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