As some California workers know, falls may occur when walls are erected during building construction. Workers need to be aware of why falls happen and precautions that can be used to prevent them. After fall protection is in place, workers require training to use such protection properly.
A construction worker was seriously injured in an accident on the evening of Nov. 13 at a work site along state Highway 4 in Antioch. The worker suffered a severe leg injury during the accident, which ultimately required amputation of the limb.
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.
Working on a Los Angeles construction site requires that employees have physical stamina as well as requisite skills to do a job safely and competently. This owes to the fact that construction work has dangers inherent to its environment. One second a worker may be concentrating on hanging Sheetrock or pouring concrete, the next second he might find himself the victim of a construction accident. Life-altering occurrences such as this happen with disturbing regularity.
A car struck and injured a Caltrans worker while he was on the job at a roadside construction site, according to the California Highway Patrol. Although it could be considered a hazardous work environment, the injured man was standing behind traffic cones.
San Fernando Valley residents may be concerned to learn that two construction workers were injured while working on a construction site in Chatsworth. The two male employees were completing a construction project early in the morning and were attempting to move bulky structural pieces within a trench.