Workplace Fatality Update

There are seven new workplace fatalities under investigation, five of them allegedly COVID-related. The non-COVID fatalities include: A fall from the same level in Irvine. An employee of the City … Read More »

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Weekly Fatality Update

In Palo Alto, an employee of the City of Palo Alto was killed in mid-November when he was electrocuted after contacting a high-voltage power line while on a man lift. … Read More »

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URS WEST, INC.

46 COR 40-8115 [¶22,906] GENERAL PHYSICAL CONDITIONS AND STRUCTURES ORDERS, STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS – ELEVATED LOCATIONS, UNPROTECTED SIDESCal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3210(b) (2019) – The Division established that Employer … Read More »

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Another Worker Killed in a Fall

A Central Coast worker was killed in fall at a construction site, and another suffered injuries in the Sierra foothills, also in a fall. Cal/OSHA is investigating both incidents, as … Read More »

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Three Workers Killed

A fall from height killed one California worker, another died in a “cone zone” incident, and a third collapsed and died in recent incidents. The Division of Occupational Safety and … Read More »

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MF MILLER COATINGS, INC.

41 COR 40-7152 [¶22,408R] PORTABLE LADDERS – CLIMBING AND WORKING ON LADDERS Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3276(e)(15)(E) (2014) – Employer failed to ensure that an employee did not … Read More »

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Employers Cited in Fatal Falls

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has cited a landscaping company in the August 2013 death of a laborer – and brother of the owner – in a fall … Read More »

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B & B ROOF PREPARATION, INC.

41 COR 40-7035 [¶22,299] INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (IIPP) – SAFE WORK PRACTICES Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3203(a)(2) (2013) – Employer’s IIPP did not include a system … Read More »

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