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Utility worker killed, 15 injured in gas line explosion

A Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) employee was killed and 15 other people were injured in Murrieta amid a gas explosion at a home where work was being done. Three firefighters with Murrieta Fire and Rescue were among those injured. It appears that a damaged gas line caused the explosion and fire.

Family of paralyzed worker settles Caltrans suit for $37 million

Men and women who work along our roads and freeways have some of the most dangerous jobs in the state. In addition to working with potentially dangerous equipment, they're often at the mercy of California drivers who are negligent or reckless. In one case that was just settled, however, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) was determined to be at fault for a tragic accident rather than the driver.

How restaurant workers get burned on the job

Working in a restaurant may be your lifelong passion or something you do until you find another way to support yourself. Either way, you are not alone. In fact, there are more than 15 million restaurant workers in the United States. Unfortunately, though, going to work in an eating establishment may be harmful to your health. 

The restaurant industry is especially dangerous for young workers

Many high school and college students with part-time jobs work in the restaurant industry. This can involve anything from manning the drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant to working as a server or bus person at a high-end eatery. While some students have jobs year-round, the number of teens in the workplace increases during the summer -- and so does the number of injuries.

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