Willful Violations in Trench Death

A Southern California employer faces more than $115,000 in potential Cal/OSHA penalties in a July 2019 Encino trench fatality. Included in the citations are two alleged willful violations. An employee … Read More »

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WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION

46 COR 40-8211 [¶22,983] REPORTING WORK-CONNECTED INJURIES – REPORTING WORK-CONNECTED FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 342(a) (2019) – Application of the Division’s factors for good … Read More »

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Workplace Fatalities: Hard Lessons

The latest fatality cases show how easy it is for employers to face large penalties. The lesson: pay attention to your safety processes and procedures and don’t leave things to … Read More »

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Serious Cites in Vineyard Fatality

A Napa Valley wine winemaker faces almost $38,000 in potential Cal/OSHA penalties following a fatality in its vineyard during the 2018 harvest. Leon Marcelo, 49, a 24-year employee of De … Read More »

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7 Workers Killed – 3 Falls

The latest fatality report from the Division of Occupational Safety and Health includes three incidents in which workers were killed by falls. The other incidents include a drowning, a death … Read More »

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INGLEWOOD CARWASH LLC

44  COR 40-7806 [¶22,668] INJURY AND ILLNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM (IIPP) – WRITTEN IIPP Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3203(a) (2017) – Employer failed to establish that it had a … Read More »

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