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Workplace accidents: 18-year-old dies when trapped in machine

Families who see their loved ones off to work in the morning, never to see them again, naturally experience incredible trauma. In many cases in California, fatal workplace accidents affect entire communities. Such fatalities seem even worse if the deceased worker is not even 20 years old yet, with his or her whole life ahead.…

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Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C

Workplace accidents: Firefighter killed when bulldozer rolls over

Lives of firefighters are put on the line during devastating wildfires in California every summer. Workplace accidents in these circumstances are not surprising because of the unpredictability of the fires. This year’s blazes have already claimed the life of one firefighter, and flags in California’s capital are flying at half-staff in honor of the deceased…

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Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C

Stand-down aims to limit workplace injuries and deaths from falls

The construction industry holds a week of stand-down action nationwide — including in California — at this time every year. Between May 7 and 11 this year, large and small companies — not limited to construction — will once again spend the time to make a concerted effort to prevent falls that lead to many…

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Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C

Workplace injuries: YouTube shooting underscores violence threat

According to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, employers in California must provide safe work environments that are free of known hazards. They are responsible for the health and safety of employees and they must prevent workplace injuries. However, the prevalence of violence in workplaces is raising concern because it is becoming exceedingly…

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