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May 2014 Archives

California fire creates concern about construction site safety

The charred 16,000 acres in San Bernardino left by the recent brush fire serves as yet another reminder of the threat such blazes pose to Californians every year as the weather turns hot. But as the flames were extinguished, the investigation into the source of the fire began to take precedence. Ultimately, investigators attributed the incident to a construction site accident that occurred when a backhoe caught fire at 4S Ranch.

California heat can be a construction worker�s foe

This being sunny California, most of us are familiar with symptoms of heat illness. Thirst, fatigue and dizziness can be good indicators that we have been in the sun for too long. These are signals we should all address immediately. This is especially true for construction workers, for whom the sun can be a relentless and draining foe.

Automotive facility in California cited for industrial accident

Tesla, an automotive company that specializes in building electric cars, recently incurred fines totaling $89,000, issued by California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The fines were brought about by an investigation into an industrial accident, which happened last November at the company’s Fremont California facility. The accident resulted in several workplace injuries. Tesla was cited with seven safety violations. Of those violations, six were deemed as being serious.

OSHA looks to reduce a severe toxic exposure threat

California construction sites can be steeped with many readily recognizable hazards. Heavy machinery, scaffoldings and piles of debris all hold a host of potential dangers. Yet of equal concern should be those threats that are not so easily visible.

Case Results

  1. $4.5 Million Settlement

    Medical Malpractice - Hypoxic brain injury during surgery.

  2. $2.9 Million Settlement

    Construction site accident resulting in cervical fusion

  3. 100% Permanent Disability Award

    Workers Compensation - Multiple injuries to State worker

  4. $1.6 Million Settlement

    Truck v. pedestrian accident resulting in multiple factures.

  5. $1.2 Million Structure Settlement

    Workers Compensation - spine injury with guaranteed payments for life.

  6. $1.2 Million Settlement

    Motorcycle v. car accident resulting in multiple fractures and scarring.

  7. $933,000.00 Settlement

    Child burned when table collapsed spilling scalding water from coffee um.

  8. $850,000.00 Settlement (Before MICRA)

    Medical Malpractice - Endotracheal injury during surgery resulting in death.

  9. $780,000.00 Settlement

    Disputed liability car v. truck collision.

  10. $500,000.00 Settlement

    Workers Compensation - Spinal injuries to delivery driver.

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