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September 2017 Archives

Car accidents: Suspected DUI driver causes fatal 7-car crash

Several safety agencies recently responded to a multi-vehicle crash in Riverside County. According to the California Highway Patrol, this was one of those car accidents that resulted from the actions of one driver who is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. Some surrounding roads were closed for three to four hours while investigations were underway.

Employee rights to refuse dangerous work conditions

No California worker should have to risk his or her life in conditions that are life-threatening. Employee rights allow workers to refuse dangerous work, but they must follow the appropriate steps. The first step is to inform the employer of the hazard. However, the fact that the issue was reported does not give the employee the right to refuse to work and leave the job site.

Safety hazards faced by California restaurant workers

When you show up to work your restaurant job in California, you face a unique set of risks that differ from those faced by workers in other industries. The fast-paced nature of the industry, coupled with the fact that many workers lack experience and are often working around high temperatures and heavy equipment, means that many workers like you suffer injuries every day in American eateries.

Employee rights: Nail technician awarded almost $12,000 overtime

No worker in California should have to continue working overtime hours without compensation just to be able to earn some income to support a family. Employee rights in California include the right to fight for full payment for the work performed. This was what a nail technician in another state did when she finally plucked up the courage to do something about being financially exploited for seven years.

Common sources of injury for paramedics and EMTs

Emergency medical services workers, such as paramedics and EMTs, have one of the most demanding and rewarding jobs. For every life they save, however, they face numerous risks of injury and even fatality, giving the industry a significantly higher injury rate than the national average.

Workers' compensation claim may follow construction site injury

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health received notice of a recent construction site accident in Ventura County. Injuries that sent a 62-year-old employee to the hospital will likely lead to a workers' compensation benefits claim. Authorities say the incident occurred on a recent Tuesday.

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