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Work-related deaths on farms often involve heavy machinery

Agriculture is considered a staple industry in the United States, but it may also be in the top high-risk categories for most dangerous jobs. Work-related deaths on farms in California and other states often involve heavy machinery. One such tragedy occurred on a farm in another state that left a mother grieving the loss of her son.

Resources for those mourning losses in fatal workplace accidents

Many jobs in California and beyond are considered high risks for injury. Farming, construction and factory work are among the industries typically considered inherently dangerous. Risks usually involve heavy machinery and other equipment that aid in timely production but can also be causal factors in workplace accidents. One such tragedy involving a molding machine occurred in a factory in another state.

Where to get help when a workers' compensation claim is denied

Employers in California and throughout the United States are obligated to purchase insurance to provide benefits to employees who have been hurt on the job. Workers' compensation allows injured workers to pay medical bills and replace lost wages when an on-the-job accident occurs. Although there is  a general system in place for obtaining benefits, things can get very stressful if an employer or insurance agency attempts to deny a claim.

Work-related deaths must be reported within 8 hours

It is obviously tragic when a worker is killed in an on-the-job accident in California or any other state. There are laws that govern such matters, including one that requires employers to report work\-related deaths within eight hours of their occurrence. A recent situation has developed in another state where an employer is accused of failing to do so.

Senator advocates program to help prevent workplace accidents

California farming and construction industries are among others in the nation at high risk for worker injuries. Workplace accidents are not uncommon in situations where there is frequent use of heavy machinery and fuel-powered equipment. Tractors, specifically, are often involved in rollover accidents that cause serious injuries, even death, to agricultural workers.

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