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.
As a delivery driver, you find yourself behind the wheel for a large portion of your day. Even with many years of experience, it only takes one mistake to cause an accident.
Even with many years of experience working on scaffolding, you know that one mistake can cause a serious accident. For example, if someone neglects to set up the scaffolding in the appropriate manner, it increases the risk of a collapse.
Depending on your profession, you may use a variety of tools throughout your day. For example, if you work in construction, you rely on tools to improve efficiency and complete the task at hand in a timely manner.
You fall on the job and hit your head. You lose consciousness. When you wake up in the hospital, they explain that you suffered a brain injury and it could take a long time to heal.
With many professions, using a ladder is a necessity. For example, if you work as a roofer, you'll spend a lot of time climbing up and down all types of ladders.
The workplace can be dangerous even if you don't work in a dangerous profession. Why? It all depends on the employer and how seriously they take employee safety at all times. If an employer is lax in how they keep the workplace safe, it is incredibly possible that accidents can occur that lead to serious injuries and maybe even death.
As a forklift operator, you have quite a bit of training under your belt. Even if you're well-trained and always operate your forklift with an eye toward safety, you could still be involved in an accident.
Depending on your profession, you may have access to a company vehicle. For example, many companies provide salespeople with a vehicle so they can get to appointments throughout their designated territory.
If you work in the construction industry, you're well aware that keeping the job site clean is easier said than done. Even if you do your best to maintain a clean workspace, you never know what your co-workers, contractors and subcontractors will do.