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November 2014 Archives

2 workers at California school injured in natural gas explosion

Vallejo officials reported that a natural gas explosion injured two maintenance workers employed at Vallejo High School on Nov. 14. The two individuals were working on the heating system in a classroom inside a building currently under construction at the time of the incident, authorities said.

California Company Cited In Fatal Workplace Accident

Recent news reports that California's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) has cited a fuel distribution company following a fatal workplace accident in Corona.  According to the report, one worker was killed and another suffered severe burns when a 9,000-gallon tanker truck exploded.  Cal/OSHA determined the company that employed the workers to perform welding operations on the truck failed to follow proper safety procedures, and this failure contributed to the incident.  CalOSHA also found that the employer did not provide adequate training to its employees concerning the potential damages of working near combustible materials. Cal/OSHA had cited the Southern California company previously for similar incidents.

Construction worker killed in highway accident

A 51-year-old California man was killed while working on a construction project along eastbound Highway 68 in Salinas. The fatal accident occurred when a 50-year-old driver hit the utility worker near Corral de Tierra Road a little after midnight on Oct. 30. The worker, who was employed by Bay Area Traffic Solutions, was declared dead at the scene.

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