Earlier this week, 11 people were injured at Gorilla's Polishing Corp., a metal-polishing shop in Southern California, when an explosion and fire occurred. According to sources, the blast originated in the plant's duct system and is thought to have possibly been caused by dust buildup.
Los Angeles readers may have heard about a fatal rail accident earlier this month involving a Bay Area Rapid Transit train that killed two workers. The individuals were reportedly struck by a train doing maintenance and training activity.
The use of temporary workers in America, as our readers know, has increased significantly in recent years. At present, there are roughly 3 million temp employees in America, a 28 percent increase from 2010 to 2012. While this is a positive situation for employers, it generally isn't for provisional workers, who miss out on security and important benefits.
If you work in a dangerous industry or work environment, you know how it is to be faced with hazards on a daily basis. Such issues can include any number of dangerous situations or circumstances, including loud noise. When a work environment is too loud, communication between employees is challenging and workers may have a harder time noticing dangerous situations and warning others about such. Not to mention the risk of hearing loss, which can add to the problem.
Last week, news broke that actress Tina Fey was being targeted for failing to pay for workers' compensation for her staff between November 2012 and February 2, 2014. Earlier this week, the vice president of Robertson Taylor--Fey's insurance broker--cleared her name by accepting blame for what was apparently a clerical error. The company made it clear that Fey was not delinquent in paying her insurance premiums or in maintaining the proper coverage.