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Construction accidents often lead to safety violation citations

Employers in California and throughout the United States must comply with all applicable safety standards and laws governing such matters in the workplace. Proper training for employees, well-maintained equipment and regular inspection of worksites are all part of a process when it comes to keeping workers as safe as possible on the job. Construction accidents still occur, however, and the results can be devastating.

Construction accidents like this one are especially tragic

A young woman in another state, age 19, was working for a construction company with her brother. The two of them, in fact, were apparently assigned to the same project and were working alongside one another when a recent tragedy occurred. The two were doing some sort of project involving pipe and were stationed down inside a 15-foot hole in the ground. When construction accidents occur in California, there are usually investigations to follow, and this case is no exception.

Construction accidents often involve falling debris

As mentioned in previous posts, injuries often occur on construction sites due to falling debris. Construction accidents are not all that uncommon in California since the inherent nature of the industry typically involves personal safety risk. This is not to say workers are left unsupported if an accident does occur. There are laws that govern such matters, and employers are obligated to adhere to accepted standards and regulations to keep their workers as safe as possible on the job.

Construction accidents like this one often end tragically

The construction industry is similar to farming in that it sometimes involves situations that pose significant safety risks to workers. Construction accidents occur often in California and throughout the nation. Many of them,  such as a recent one in another state, result in fatalities or serious injuries.

Workplace accidents in California may involve toxic chemicals

When fire crews responded to an early morning call at a California warehouse, they saw that two adjoining structures had flames coming from the roofs. To subdue the fire, they began dousing it with water. However, the fire was fueled by a cocktail of chemicals that reacted with the water causing a series of strong explosions and sending a plume of noxious smoke into the air. Workplace accidents like this can be dangerous not only for employees but for anyone in the surrounding area.

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