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Transportation logged highest workplace fatalities in 2019
Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that material moving and transportation workers suffered the highest number of fatalities in 2019. As noted by CNN News, a work-related injury resulted in a transportation employee’s death every 99 minutes. One out of five drivers died while on-the-job, and transportation accidents claimed the lives of […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 30, 2020

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Forklift safety is a critical concern
Did you know that forklift accidents take dozens of lives every year? One report claimed that 96 people lost their lives in these accidents in 2015. It also noted that forklift accidents led to around 35,000 injuries every single year that could be deemed serious. If you add in the non-serious injuries, you have another […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 20, 2019

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Postal workers subjected to extreme heat
Regardless of the weather, you probably see postal workers going door-to-door, bringing the mail to the proper homes. As common as this is, new reports show that it has been putting these workers in some dangerous situations as they face extreme heat. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited USPS (the United States […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| August 8, 2019

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California worker dies after falling off of truck
A worker in California has tragically passed away after he fell from a truck. The incident, as reported by the Los Angeles Fire Department, happened in North Hollywood. It took place on Tujunga Avenue, a spokesperson said, at around 3:25 p.m. on Friday, June 7. The man who died was a city worker. He was […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| June 14, 2019

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Company fined after worker dies in machine
A worker at Aardvark Clay & Supplies, Inc. passed away in a tragic accident when he was entangled in a pug mill, which is a clay manufacturing machine. In the wake of the accident, Cal/OSHA recently decided to fine the company in excess of $250,000. According to reports, the citations are for “willful failure” to […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| April 2, 2019

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Young workers face higher risks on the job
When looking at the risk of serious injury or even death on the job, studies have found that young workers face an elevated level of risk when compared to their older coworkers. With millions of young people working during the summer and even through the school year, this is something that safety officials cannot ignore. […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| March 20, 2019

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Exploding tire kills worker at John Wayne Airport
A worker at California’s John Wayne Airport has passed away after being fatally injured by an exploding tire. The incident happened right around 11:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Two workers were actually at the site, working to repair a giant tire. It was allegedly about four feet tall. It was not an aircraft tire, […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| February 21, 2019

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Plywood falls on construction worker, killing him
Tragically, a man has been killed in California after an accident on a construction site. The incident happened in San Rafael on Tuesday, Sept. 18. According to the reports, the man had arrived at the job site and was sitting near the piece of plywood. It is unclear exactly what he was doing, but it […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| January 4, 2019

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California often treats small farms differently than other states
Worker safety on small farms is something of a point of contention in the United States. While other types of businesses have to answer to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Congress determined decades ago that the same oversight should not apply to these small farming operations. They’re often family-run farms, though they may […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| December 11, 2018

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Tips for moving forward after a spouse passes away
Losing a spouse in a tragic workplace accident is something no one expects, but thousands of families go through it every year. If it happens to you, it is important to know how to move forward with your life. This is difficult. Expect it to take time. That’s all right. One key thing to keep […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| November 2, 2018

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