A USA Today investigation last year revealed that 5,147 workers died accidentally on the job in 2017. One of the leading causes of those deaths is accidental drug overdoses. This isn't the only reason for worker deaths though.
In early 2020, officials put out a report on workplace incidents and fatalities, looking at the data for 2018. It's the most recent report on the books, and it shows a concerning trend: Workplace deaths are increasing.
If you have lost a loved one after a tragic workplace accident, you have probably gone through a wide range of emotions. Dealing with a loss can take a long time to come to terms with, and it is normal to feel an overwhelming sadness as well as other emotions such as anger or guilt.
Should a family member die on the job in California, what are the implications you face? This is a serious question and one that many people do not consider asking when faced with the death of a loved one. The employer of your loved one might not face any repercussions for the employee's death, but your family surely will, especially when it comes to your financial situation.
You shouldn't have to fear for your life when you go to work each day. However, there are professions that are inherently dangerous for one reason or another. When you go to work, it's important that you follow all of the safety guidelines and procedures put in place by your employer. These guidelines might one day save your life. Today, we will explore the common causes of workplace deaths across the country.
The loss of a loved one is a stressful time in life. It can be an incredibly overwhelming experience if your loved one died while performing their job duties. Many work-related deaths occur because of the negligent actions of a co-worker, the employer, a malfunctioning piece of equipment or some other reason. Dealing with a death under these circumstances can be unbearable. It can also be expensive when burying your loved one.
Accidents at work happen all too often, leaving workers seriously injured or even killing them. One of the fatal four accidents, as labeled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is the struck-by accident. Struck-by accidents can happen in a myriad of ways, all of which we will examine in today's post, so you know how to avoid them.
A John Wayne Airport worker was killed on the job on the evening of Feb. 19 while working on a 4-foot-tall tire in a workshop just below Gate 3. The incident was first reported to emergency dispatch just after 11:30 p.m.
A 30-year veteran mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, who also served as pastor at a church in La Mirada, was struck and killed by a motorist in Commerce on Dec. 3.
The 58-year-old China Press founder was shot dead in his newspaper's Alhambra office, located at 2121 W. Mission Road on Nov. 16.