Workplace Accidents Archives

What are ways to reduce construction workplace accidents?

California construction sites present their share of hazards, and as such, it is important for construction managers to find ways to prevent accidents or to stop previous accidents from reoccurring. According to an article run on the Industrial Safety & Hygiene News website, construction accidents generally result from two general causes, namely unsafe acts or unsafe conditions. Understanding these two sources of workplace injury can assist in reducing the risk of accidents on the jobsite.

What are 4 common causes of ladder accidents?

A California construction site is an inherently dangerous place, and every time you show up to your job, you run the risk of suffering an injury related to your work environment. While working around heavy machinery, scaffolding and near-constant noise can prove risky in and of itself, there are also numerous hazards posed by working on or near ladders.

What are falling objects and how can they be prevented?

According to OSHA, one of the leading causes of construction workplace accidents is being struck by an object. The nature of construction activity in California construction sites can be hazardous and if a worker is not properly prepared or vigilant, someone can get hit by an object. Such accidents can result in small abrasions, but can also become very serious, with people suffering concussions or even death from an object impact.

What industries have the most injuries?

Every industry in California has workers who are injured each year. From accidents to illnesses, workers get hurt on the job despite efforts to keep them safe. You may feel your industry is safe and you have nothing to worry about, but the reality is injuries can happen even if you sit at a desk all day and are not exposed to anything harmful. However, some industries are more likely to be where workplace accidents occur.

Common injuries in the agriculture industry

Not every industry in California a person can work in is fraught with hazards. However, one industry that does rank as high risk is agriculture. Anyone working in this industry should make themselves aware of the risks and what they can do to be safer on the job. 

Sleep deprivation and workplace accidents

Accidents in the workplace happen for many reasons. Sometimes, these accidents are out of a worker’s control, while other accidents take place due to factors that could have been prevented, from intoxication to carelessness. Our law firm knows that the risk of accidents can be especially high in certain fields, such as those which may leave an employee fatigued or deprived of sleep. For example, working graveyard shifts could interfere with a worker’s sleep schedule, increasing the chances of something going wrong.

Post-traumatic stress and work accidents

Workers who sustain an injury on-the-job may struggle with various challenges afterward, from physical pain to financial problems (lost wages, hospital bills, and so on). However, our law firm recognizes that it is not always possible to know the full extent of the problems an injured worker will face shortly after the accident has occurred. For example, some people may sustain a head injury and not know that they suffered a traumatic brain injury, which could haunt them later on. Or, some people might develop post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the accident.

Vineyard worker dies in California accident

This blog has gone over many types of fatal workplace accidents, whether they involve heights or toxic chemicals. However, on-the-job accidents that involve vehicles often have especially tragic outcomes in San Bernardino, California. While many workers whose job involves driving pass away after colliding with another vehicle, such as a taxi driver losing his or her life in a head-on crash or a trucker passing away after being hit by another truck, there are many other ways that fatal work accidents involving vehicles can occur.

Weather and on-the-job accidents

On this blog, we have addressed many of the different factors that contribute to workplace accidents, from wet floors to repetitive strain and dangerous equipment. However, our law firm also knows that weather can play a role in workplace accidents in San Bernardino, as well as other California areas. From extreme heat to heavy rainfall and other weather events, workers may need to be mindful of the potential risks associated with weather.

Back-to-school stress and workplace mishaps

We have covered many different reasons why workplace accidents occur, from slippery surfaces to dangers that are present on construction sites. However, there are many more factors that can contribute to a workplace accident that workers and employers sometimes fail to realize. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we know that some people are under an incredible amount of stress due to back-to-school season. Believe it or not, this stress could cause an accident to take place on a job site in San Bernardino, California.

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