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July 2012 Archives

Complaint filed alleges potential California workplace injuries

A complaint has been filed against Walmart with the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health. It alleges that conditions in an Eastvale warehouse and distribution center are dangerous and could lead to workplace injuries. The workers are represented by Warehouse Workers United, or WWU, which filed the complaint.

Low-income workers in California could get better coverage

In California, some low-income workers do not have access to workers' compensation. As such, a new effort is being made to encourage community health centers to institute programs that could allow low-wage workers with no insurance access to medical treatment with workers' compensation. The California Department of Industrial Relations (IDR) along with the Division of Workers' Compensation have partnered UC Berkeley's Labor Occupational Health Program and Watson Law Center to provide a new publication to inform companies of the services available to low-income workers that have on the job injuries.

California company fined for industrial accident

EDCO Waste and Recycling Services, Inc. was recently fined almost $112,000 to cover seven citations for an accident that happened last New Year's Eve. The California industrial accident occurred when a large cylinder was being installed into a garbage truck. According to reports, the hydraulic cylinder struck a worker causing crushing injuries to the man.

California worker suffers serious injury on the job

Workplace injuries do not necessarily happen frequently. However, in recent news, one man was seriously injured in an industrial accident on Thursday, June 29. The accident happened at a Graphics plant. Unfortunately, work accidents are all too common in California and across the country. This injury on the job occurred when a worker reportedly got caught in a piece of machinery.

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