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October 2012 Archives

Industrial accident kills California crane mechanic

A California mechanic recently died after an industrial accident at the Port of Oakland. The man was transported to the hospital after the accident, but was pronounced dead. The industrial accident occurred at Berth 37, one of several terminals inside of the port.

California construction accident leaves 1 man dead

A California worker has lost his life in a construction accident. The accident was witnessed by several workers. No one else sustained injuries in this tragic construction accident.

California job site accidents: Unnecessary long-term opioid use?

A new study has suggested some disturbing results for workers involved in job site accidents. The study examined the habit of opioid use among employees claiming workers' compensation in California and throughout the nation. The study showed that long-term use of the narcotics was at an increase in 10 out of the 21 study states. Workers injured in job site accidents who use these drugs after a non-surgical injury could be at a higher risk for addiction.

California governor signs workers' compensation reform

California's governor recently signed a bill that could bring greater protections to injured workers. The workers' compensation reform is touted as a way to save money for businesses and stop "skyrocketing rates" that could have potentially affected both employees and employers. The governor's office claims the new reform would reverse several years of rising rates and could save the state $40 million.

Family of California man killed may seek workers' compensation

A recent crash in California at an airport has killed one man and potentially damaged a small aircraft. The worker, 60, was an employee of a private catering company. It appears the vehicle struck the tip of an aircraft, which crushed the cab of the vehicle around 5:30 am. He died at the scene of the workplace accident. As the tragic incident is investigated, workers' compensation death benefits for the victim's surviving family may play an important role.

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