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Man suffers workplace injuries after arm gets caught in machine

Working in an industrial setting often means that individuals interact with heavy equipment and machinery throughout their workdays. While most people do their best to properly use these machines, accidents can happen at any time. Unfortunately, when such events involve heavy equipment and machinery, it is not unusual for the resulting workplace injuries to prove severe.

California readers may be interested in an accident that recently occurred in another state. According to reports, a worker at a paper manufacturing factory suffered injuries when his arm got caught in a piece of machinery. It was unclear exactly how this accident occurred or what type of machinery was involved. Emergency crews were called to the site just after 11 a.m.

Workers' compensation often needed after suffering injuries

Medical expenses, lost wages and other financial difficulties are not uncommon after suffering serious injuries in an accident. When those injuries result from a work-related accident, California workers may undoubtedly wonder how they will handle the financial hardships that are likely ahead. Fortunately, workers' compensation can often help after such events.

Two individuals in another state may be looking into their workers' comp options after a recent accident. According to reports, the individuals were working to weatherproof outside windows at an office building when a piece of concrete apparently became dislodged from the building. The piece fell from an area where the scaffolding on which the men were working was attached, and it hit the scaffolding as it fell. This impact caused the scaffolding to fall several floors.

Common supermarket hazards facing employees

If you work in a supermarket, you may not think it is a very dangerous place. But just because it is not a construction site or factory does not mean it does not have hazards. Grocery stores pose plenty of health and safety risks for employees that can cause you harm.

The most common injuries for grocery and retail workers as a whole are musculoskeletal disorders. But how do these injuries occur? By identifying supermarket hazards, you are more likely to avoid them. 

Construction accidents often lead to serious injuries

Working in construction is a dangerous job. It seems like there is a hazard at every turn, and even when workers do their best to stay safe, unexpected construction accidents can take place. Unfortunately, these accidents tend to result in serious injuries for workers in this industry.

California readers may be interested in an accident that took place out of state. According to reports, a 10-story apartment building was under construction, and while workers were on the site, a large portion of rebar collapsed. Initial reports indicated that 20 workers were trapped as a result of the collapse, but before emergency crews arrived, the majority of the workers were able to free themselves. However, at least one worker remained trapped and injured.

Serious and fatal workplace injuries result from tire explosion

When a sudden accident takes place, there may be no time for anyone to react before serious damage has been done. In some instances, an accident on the job could lead to fatal workplace injuries before anyone could even call for help. Unfortunately, these types of events are not uncommon.

It was recently reported that an accident at the Port of Los Angeles resulted in the death of one worker and serious injuries for another. Apparently, the two individuals were working to reinflate a tire of a large piece of machinery when the tire exploded. It was noted that the wheel of the machine is about 5 to 6 feet across, and the explosion of the large tire resulted in a 58-year-old worker being killed instantly.

Serious, fatal workplace injuries result from California accident

Many industries use heavy machinery in order to conduct associated duties. As a result, it is important that workers are properly trained on how to use that machinery and that efforts are taken to avoid accidents as best as possible. Unfortunately, not all accidents are avoided, and serious or fatal workplace injuries could result.

It was recently reported that an accident in California led to the death of one worker and the injuries of another. Apparently, the two individuals worked for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. It was unclear exactly what happened in the accident, but somehow, the two workers became pinned between a wall and a backhoe. Emergency crews came to the scene to attend to the workers.

Workplace injuries stem from vehicle theft

Though every occupation has its risks, some work-related hazards are more obvious than others. In many cases, employers and workers can take steps to ensure that hazards are recognized and precautions are taken in efforts to avoid workplace injuries. Unfortunately, not every potential risk of harm can be accounted for.

California readers may be interested in an accident that resulted in the injury of one worker. According to reports, the person worked for a concrete company and was using a saw that was connected to a truck when another person got in the truck to try and steal the vehicle. As the person drove away, the saw twisted, which caused it to cut the worker's hand. It was unclear how serious the injury was.

California teen loses hand in construction accident

During Spring Break, many students travel to the beach or other destinations to celebrate a little time off from school. However, one teen in California decided to use his vacation to work at a construction site. Unfortunately, that decision proved tragic as he lost his right hand in a construction accident. Now, he and his family are having to cope with the aftermath and how to move forward after this horrific event.

According to reports, the young man from San Anselmo is a high school senior who maintains a 4.0 grade point average and participates in his school's track and soccer teams. During his Spring Break this year, he and his younger brother were working at a North Bay construction site when a terrible accident occurred. No details were provided in the news report about the accident and specifically what happened to cause the boy's hand to be severed at the wrist. The victim's aunt said the young man's brother tried to help him, but there was really nothing he could do.

Workplace hazards for factory workers

If someone asks you to guess a list of the most dangerous workplaces, you may name a factory – and you would be correct. Over 100,000 manufacturing employees sustain occupational injuries every year. As a factory worker, you know that your job can be dangerous.

But even if you are aware that getting hurt is a risk, you may not be aware of the most dangerous aspects of your job. Here are some top safety hazards that result in injuries and deaths of factory workers.

Man suffers critical construction injury, another's proves fatal

Some construction workers may have nightmares about suffering serious injuries on the job, but they go to work nonetheless. Though they understand the risks associated with their profession, it is not always possible to avoid those risks and to avoid serious accidents. Unfortunately, a construction injury could easily prove serious or even fatal.

California residents may be interested in an accident that occurred out of state. According to reports, two construction workers were utilizing a lift in order to perform duties at height on a chicken plant being built. Somehow, the two workers fell from the lift basket and landed 40 feet below. One of the workers became stuck on the frame of a bin, and as a result, emergency crews had to conduct a high-angle rescue in order to get him down.

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