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May 2014 Archives

Lawmakers approve filing extension for workers' comp death benefits

Los Angeles readers who pay attention to issues concerning accidents at work may know that late last month, the California Senate approved a measure, which would provide more time for the families of deceased first responders to file for workers' compensation death benefits. Under the measure, the extension would apply to the families of workers who died from diseases connected to their work. The extention provides families 420 weeks from the date of injury, and up to one year from a work-related fatality.

Automotive factory cited after workers injured

Tesla Motors is reportedly facing nearly $90,000 in fines in connection with various safety violations concerning an accident that injured several people at its Fremont factor last year. The incident, which left workers with third-degree burns, occurred when a costing press broke down and spilled hot metal on the workers.

Back pain at work: make sure to report it

Back pain is ubiquitous in the United States, and most people--about 80 percent according to some estimates--end up complaining about such problems at some point in their lives. The discomfort can involve a variety of causes, though, so it isn't always an easy thing to treat. Sometimes stretching, massage, diet changes, exercise or a medical professional can help. In other cases, surgery and pain medication is used to manage the condition.

Circus workers injured in failed act

Circuses can be places of interesting performances and daring feats by very talented individuals. Like any other place of work and perhaps even more so, though, circuses can be subject to accidents and injuries, sometimes quite serious. A recent circus accident in Rhode Island illustrates this pretty well.

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