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Man suffers fatal workplace injuries in paper mill accident

The vast majority of people in California likely feels relatively safe in their workplace environment. However, the reality is that for some people something as simple as a slip can result in serious workplace injuries. In fact, authorities in another state are currently investigating a workplace accident that resulted in a fatality.

Overlooked work injuries

Usually we think work injuries include back pain or broken bones. We often associate them with machine malfunctions, lifting heavy objects or working in high-risk environments. This is true, all of these can factor into a workplace injury, but we often overlook other workplace injuries as well.

Man may have died due to toxic exposure

When most people in California think of a workplace accident, they likely think of an injury that happens as a result of a fall or other similar incident. However, people can suffer harm in a variety of different ways, including toxic exposure. For example, an out-of-state workplace death may have been caused by such exposure.

Investigation after accident that caused fatal workplace injuries

Most employers in California are aware that there is some degree of risk in almost all job-related tasks that workers perform. As a result, most want to ensure that employees are as safe as possible and that their workplace rules and procedures meet the guidelines set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Unfortunately, not all workplace injuries can be prevented. In fact, a recent accident that resulted in a fatality in another state remains under investigation.

Workplace injuries prove fatal in recent accident

There are millions of people in the United States who report to work every day. Most of these employees work hard to fulfill their job responsibilities in a manner that ensures their safety. Despite these efforts, workers in California and across the country can still suffer as a result of workplace injuries. In fact, a recent out-of-state accident has resulted in a fatality.

California Workers' Comp Covers Medical Care, and Lawyers' Fees Are Paid on Contingency

Many workers don't want to report a work-related injury because they fear the costs. They don't want to pay for medical care, lawyer fees or lose their job, so they feel it isn't worth it to file a claim. It is important to understand that if injured on-the-job, you shouldn't have to pay for anything.

CDC warns against toxic exposure to diacetyl

Most workplaces hold some degree of risk. While workers in California seek to avoid falls, burns and other accidents, many may be unaware of the invisible risks they face, including toxic exposure to sometimes unseen elements in their workplaces -- exposure that can sometimes be deadly. In fact, the Center for Disease Control has recently issued new recommendations regarding workers' exposure to diacetyl.

Pressure test results in fatal workplace injuries in California

Most workers likely have certain job responsibilities that they routinely perform. Because of the commonality of these tasks, they may feel a false sense of safety. Unfortunately, the vast majority of job-related tasks have the potential of resulting in serious or fatal workplace injuries, regardless of how often they are performed. For example, a worker in California was recently killed, reportedly while he was conducting a pressure test on a tank.

Workplace injuries reported in pipeline explosion

Many people in California and across the country depend on gasoline in their everyday lives. Even those who do not personally own a motor vehicle or other piece of equipment that requires gasoline often utilize public transportation or depend on a family member who does. While it is easy to take gasoline for granted, it is even easier to forget about the men and women tasked with maintaining the pipelines that help supply this energy source to various parts of the country. Unfortunately, these workers are in the minds of many now after a recent explosion resulted in workplace injuries to several employees.

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