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May 2018 Archives

Workers' compensation: Arc flash burn victim sues Tesla

A 37-year-old trainee electrician in California has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the automaker Tesla. This claim arose from severe burn injuries the man suffered in an arc flash incident in June 2017. Although he was in the employ of a contractor on the Tesla site and eligible for workers' compensation benefits through his employer, he alleges egregious negligence by Tesla because the car manufacturer refused to cut the electricity to the equipment on which the man had to work. He asserts Tesla wanted to avoid slowing down the production by isolating power.

Workers' compensation: Trench collapse claims life of 1 worker

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has opened an investigation into the recent death of a construction worker in Orange County. This incident involved a collapsed trench, which is one type of construction accident that leads to thousands of workers' compensation claims for benefits every year. The tragedy is that many workers lose their lives in these incidents that are entirely preventable.

6 office hazards that may surprise you

When you think about workplace hazards, construction workers in hard hats or soot-covered firefighters might be the first images that come to mind. You might not even consider the office you work in as being full of hidden dangers. However, you and other California office workers face unique hazards at your job every day, which you may not be aware of.

Workers' compensation: Warehouse injuries can be severe

Not all warehouse owners in California recognize the vital role employee safety plays in profitability. By establishing a safe work environment, productivity can be maximized, and increased insurance premiums can be avoided by limiting injuries that lead to workers' compensation benefits claims. Injury-related lost work hours, repairs to equipment and damaged stock can be avoided by taking safety seriously.

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