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October 2015 Archives

Construction Worker Dies at California Worksite

A California construction worker was crushed by a falling slab of concrete while working at the future site of a FedEx distribution center in Oceanside, California. According to reports, the man was working near a drainage channel when a section of the retaining wall fell on top of him.  The slab was approximately 3 ft. x. 12 ft. Although co-workers attempted to move the concrete, the man was declared dead at the scene.  As is standard for most construction accidents, Cal/OSHA will begin an investigation into the incident.

Butler Viadro Giving Back to Education

At Butler Viadro, LLP, we recognize that education is the key to success and opportunity. For us personally, education put us on the path to meaningful careers in law. In recognition and appreciation of the foregoing, Butler Viadro gives back to education in a variety of ways, including mentoring students, serving on educational boards and providing financial support.

General Contractors May Be Held Liable For Construction Site Injuries

San Jose news reports that on Tuesday, October 6th a young worker was killed in a construction site accident near Bruce Way and Alamaden Road just outside the city limits.  The incident remains under investigation by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and the California's Occupational Safety and Health division (CalOsha).

Abuse in the Workers' Compensation Industry

"John Welder" gets something in his eyes while welding. He reports the incident immediately to his employer. There was no wash station, so the employer tells the welder to rinse his eyes with a bottle of water. When that does not solve the problem, John Welder says that he needs to see the doctor due to the ongoing pain. The welder's supervisor then yells at him, "damn it John, we better find that there is something in your eyes."

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