The recent onslaught of rain in California is welcome news in terms of the drought. According to The Mercury News, rainfall is responsible for bringing the Golden State out of the years-long dry spell. But while the precipitation is good for the state as a whole, it can wreak havoc on roads and highways.
As a California construction worker, you know that your job requires you to lift, carry and move heavy equipment and materials every day. Since you probably do not consciously think of the beating your back takes day after day, you could be injuring it without knowing it.
There is a nationwide shortage of truck drivers to haul America's goods -- and it could be impacting the safety of the trucking industry. It's estimated that in order to move at least 70 percent of the cargo for our country, there must be no fewer than 48,000 able-bodied truck drivers available.
Too many serious injuries in construction work are caused by power tools that are worn out, malfunctioning or just plain defective. Construction workers can help prevent these injuries by properly inspecting their power tools before they begin using them
If you get involved in a pedestrian accident, as the pedestrian, your odds of suffering from fatal injuries are higher than they are in other types of collisions.