A couple of months ago, we wrote a post about the rising fatality number in the state of California when it comes to car accidents. They have been on the rise since 2010, and now a new report from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that this rise isn't specific to California or any given state -- it is a national problem that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.
Given how much time employees spend at the workplace, it is no wonder that most California residents, like their counterparts across the country, consider their workplace their second home. They treat their colleagues like family and expect the same treatment in return, which is why they might hesitate from reporting a workplace injury and claiming workplace compensation-they do not want to put their employers in a tough spot. But, filing a workers' compensation claim after one is injured on the job is an injured employee's right and one they should not hesitate from availing.
An unfortunate and uncommon set of circumstances led to a fatal wreck that ultimately involved seven vehicles, claimed one life, and left multiple other people with injuries. The fatal crash occurred because of another crash that happened on Highway 4 last week. That wreck was minor in nature and no one was hurt. However, it backed up traffic on the highway and caused a chaotic scene.
Construction crews in California are usually at work year-round. They make roadway improvements, build new establishments and ensure that water and sewage pipes work correctly. These crews, which can be quite large and include heavy machinery, can work at a frantic pace, especially when emergencies arise. However, with so many moving pieces, workers on construction crews can find themselves at risk of being seriously injured or even killed in a workplace accident.