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.
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.
A worker at California's John Wayne Airport has passed away after being fatally injured by an exploding tire.
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.
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 still have employees.
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.
Life is not easy. No one ever said it would be. It gets particularly hard when you lose someone close to you. Co-workers can be simple acquaintances who you don't engage without side of work or they can become integral parts of your life and close friends. If you lose a co-worker due to wrongful death in the workplace, you need to know how to cope with such a loss.
For the most part, a large number of companies in the state of California follow the laws governing safety and other regulations to protect employees. There are a handful of companies that try to skirt these laws in an effort to save money. Employees also do their best to follow these laws and the procedures put in place by their employers. The sad fact of the matter is that accidents still happen and employees suffer serious injuries or even die on the job.