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May 2013 Archives

California industrial accident leads to fine for Bumble Bee Foods

Investigators with the California Department of Industrial Relations have recommended that Bumble Bee Foods LLC be fined upwards of $74,000 for six citations. The citations were issued in the aftermath of an industrial accident that killed a worker in October of last year. The worker was accidentally "cooked" in one of the company's industrial size pressure cookers.

Many California construction workers' accidents come from falls

Construction workers understand that there are certain risks that come with their job. Without even considering the risks that are involved at the job site, the equipment many workers use comes with some fairly serious dangers. That's why it may surprise some people that construction workers' accidents come mainly from falls.

Caltrans honors men that died from workplace injuries

A procession of vehicles from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) traversed from Redding to Siskiyou County in honor of their fallen coworkers. Funds have been set up for the two men who died as the result of workplace injuries to help the men's families. At the time of their death, they were working on Highway 96 to the south and west of Happy Camp.

California job site accidents: Lineman killed in explosion

Four Southern California Edison workers were injured while working on an underground utility vault in Menifee. As in other job site accidents, the state Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is conducting an investigation into the incident. That portion of the street under which the utility vault is positioned was blocked off during the onsite investigation.

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