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California Construction-Site Accidents: Injuries Caused By a Failure to Maintain Safe Work Environments

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It is widespread knowledge that the construction industry is one, if not, the most dangerous profession. Each year, there are numerous construction-related accidents reported in the State of California alone. In many cases, these accidents occur because of the employer’s failure to abide by Cal-OSHA, OSHA, or other industry safety regulations. Some accidents can [ read more ]

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Brain Injury Awareness in the Month of March

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Brain injury can be extremely unpredictable in its consequences. An injury has the potential to affect the person we are, the way we formulate our thoughts, how we act, as well as how we feel. Brain injuries can affect every aspect of our being, in just a matter of a few seconds. When it [ read more ]

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Falls Are a Leading Cause of Construction Worker Injury and Death

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In 2016, one in five worker deaths in the United States occurred in the construction industry. Outside of traffic accidents, falls were the leading cause of these deaths, accounting for 384 of 991 fatalities, or nearly 40 percent. In addition, the 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index found that falls were the third most [ read more ]

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Do I have a San Diego Construction Site Accident Case?

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Construction sites are known to be hazardous and often construction workers are injured while working in this dangerous environment.  Construction site accidents can cause serious bodily injury, both to those who work at them and pedestrians who walk by them. Between scaffolding, forklifts, and other heavy machinery, open trenches, and harmful chemicals, there are [ read more ]

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Construction Accident Leaves Worker Trapped in Concrete Pipe Riverside County

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Earlier this month, a construction worker was trapped in an underground concrete pipe in Beaumont, Riverside County.  Emergency crews spent over two hours trying to rescue the worker that was trapped underground. According to the spokeswoman from the Riverside County Fire Department, the trapped person was a construction worker who was doing some sort of [ read more ]

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Construction Site Accidents and Injuries

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When you go to work at a construction site in San Diego, you assume that all safety precautions and safety measures  have been taken by your employer. You assume that your coworkers have been properly trained, that the equipment is functioning correctly, and that you are not in danger. However, all too often this is [ read more ]

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What Are Common Construction Site Accidents in San Diego?

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If you work in the construction industry you already know that a construction site can be a dangerous place to work. The general public often assumes that law enforcement officers and fireman are most at risk while on the job. In reality, the construction industry consistently has the second highest workplace fatality rate in [ read more ]

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