Practically every day, all across the state of California, men and women suffer injuries while they are performing the duties of their jobs. Some of those injuries are relatively minor, such as small trips that result in stubbed toes, or minor cuts from boxes or papers. However, some individuals are involved in serious workplace accidents that leave them severely harmed and unable to continue to do their work.
Two people were killed in a crash during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, Feb. 9, on Highway 1. The deadly crash occurred when a man who was reportedly driving a Prius southbound in the northbound lane of the highway in Pacifica ran head-on into a pickup truck.
It is a rite of passage for some California teenagers to get their first jobs once they are qualified to work. The happiness of earning their own money and having the financial power to buy what they want can motivate some young people to seek out jobs that impose upon them significant tasks and responsibilities. Unfortunately, data offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that young workers in certain industries can suffer workplace injuries more frequently than their older counterparts.
It isn't unusual while shopping for groceries to hear this over the intercom: "Clean up on Aisle 8!"