Petition Seeks Greater Gate Safety

The death of a seven-year-old Marin County boy and a spate of workplace fatalities throughout California from gate accidents have converged to reform gate safety. Both a petition to amend Cal/OSHA’s rules and a legislative effort are underway. The Cal/OSHA petition was submitted by Standards Board public member Joseph Alioto, Jr. He seeks to revise … Read More »

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Exposure, Injury Cases Settled

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health and employers have resolved several cases involving exposure to harmful substances, as well as some injury incidents. Included in the cases is a six-figure settlement involving lead exposures at a Southern California police gun range. The settlements have been approved by the Appeals Board. The City of San … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update – Mar 29, 2024

There are three new workplace fatalities. In Los Angeles, an employee of Chris Nelson & Associates was struck by a vehicle while surveying a public road. The employee was transported to a local hospital, where he died. The company has an EMR of 100 and workers’ comp coverage through Travelers Property Casualty of America. In … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update – Mar 22, 2024

There are three new California workplace fatalities from early March. In Los Angeles, an employee died after becoming trapped under a forklift at the Port of Los Angeles. Firefighters responded to the scene but found the man already had died. No other information about this incident was available as Cal-OSHA Reporter went to press. We … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update – Mar 8, 2024

There are seven new California workplace fatalities. In Fresno, the owner of MC Transmissions died in a hospital where he was taken after falling 15 feet through a skylight at his place of business. In Covina, a body technician at the auto repair shop Valley Collision was found non-responsive at work after a co-worker heard … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update – Jan 19, 2024

There are three new California workplace fatalities from the first week in January. In Spring Valley, San Diego County, an employee of Severin Mobile Towing was parked on the shoulder of a highway but was outside his truck when he was struck by a passing motorist, killing the employee at the scene. The employer has … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update – Jan 12, 2024

The last weeks of December 2023 saw nine workplace fatalities, including three fatal falls and three deadly struck-bys. Here are some details: In Lompoc, an employee of One Priority Roofing fell through a roof and was killed. In West Covina, an employee of SMD Drive Wall was hospitalized after a November fall from the roof … Read More »

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