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Workers' compensation death benefits cannot ease father's grief

A California father of an electrician assistant says the fact that his deceased son's employer received a fine of almost $40,000 does not provide him comfort because the incident that caused his son's death should never have happened. He might feel the same way about the workers' compensation death benefits for which the surviving family members might be eligible. The man says the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is glossing over his son's workplace death without providing answers about why the tragedy happened.

The leading cause of death for farmers

Farm life comes with a variety of connotations: adventure, simplicity, solitude, nature, toughness and so on. Regardless of personal attitude toward farming, it is a highly hazardous occupation. Working the land comes with numerous dangers both from machinery and nature.

Workers' compensation: Concern over number of trucker fatalities

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a report last October that shows an alarming rise in fatalities among heavy-duty truckers. While 3.5 deaths occur per 10,000 workers across all professions, 26.8 in every 10,000 truckers die in traffic accidents. That represents a 25 percent increase since 2011. These numbers will likely also reflect in the claims for survivor's benefits that are filed with the workers' compensation program in California and other states.

4 ways to avoid an eye injury when welding

Few trade jobs in the Chula Vista area pay better than welding. After all, seamlessly joining pieces of metal takes real talent. For masterful results, business owners, artists and others are often willing to pay top dollar. To be sure you can work as a welder for years to come, though, you must be careful with your eyes. 

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