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A man was injured in a construction site accident after he fell off a ladder the afternoon of February 16, 2015.

According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the incident occurred at a parking structure under construction near Gothard Street and Center Avenue near Golden West College.

The man was standing on a ladder inside a hole and fell about 20 feet.

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Two construction workers involved in a worksite accident are in critical condition after they were electrocuted on a job in Irvine, The Orange County Register reports. Officials said the incident occurred the night of December 5, 2014 at the corner of Harvard Avenue and Michelson Drive. There were at least 10 workers preparing for a planned power outage in the area. The two victims, men in their mid 20s, were working in the pit area of an underground vault. They were using jackhammers and somehow came in contact with a high-voltage line. Both suffered severe electrical shock and burns to their hands and faces. They were transported to a regional trauma center and are said to be in critical condition.

Our hearts go out to these two workers and their families. We wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
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A construction worker suffered major injuries on the job after a scaffolding collapsed on a job site and left him trapped under twisted steel and thick wooden planks. According to a 10News report, the major injury incident occurred at the Office Depot on Highland Avenue in National City, the night of May 1, 2012. Officials say the scaffolding was supporting large wood planks that formed a protective tunnel for the store’s entrance. The victim was working underneath when the structure collapsed on him. He was transported to an area hospital and his current condition is unknown. Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are looking into what caused this scaffolding accident.

My heart goes out to this injured worker and his family. I wish him the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
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A worker suffered severe job injuries after falling 40 feet onto a concrete floor at a metal forging and fabrication plant in Rancho Cucamonga. According to a news report in The San Bernardino County Sun, the injury accident occurred the morning of March 14, 2012 at the industrial plant in the 11700 block of Arrow Highway. The worker suffered major injuries after he fell through a 3-by-4-foot floor opening that did not have guardrails around it. Firefighters had to make their way down a narrow staircase and then back up with the victim who could only be carried in a chair stretcher. The worker was transported to an area hospital. An investigation is ongoing.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the injured worker and his family for what they are going through at this time. I wish the injured victim the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
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A construction worker suffered serious job injuries after falling at the site of Newport Beach’s future city hall building. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the construction accident occurred the morning of December 6, 2011 in the 1100 block of Avocado Avenue. Officials say the male worker fell about 30 feet and was taken to a regional trauma center for treatment. The worker was said to have been in “stable” condition when he was transported to the hospital. Cal-OSHA is expected to investigate this incident. Details about how the worker fell were not released.

My thoughts and prayers are with this injured construction worker and his family. I wish him the very best for a quick and full recovery from whatever injuries he has sustained.
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Three men suffered serious injuries on the job after the trench in which they were working caved in on them. According to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the construction accident occurred at 12130 W. Keswick Street in Sun Valley the afternoon of November 29, 2011. The three workers were buried up to their waists. They were rescued by firefighters and transported to an area hospital. One of the workers is said to be in serious condition and the other two are reportedly in fair condition. Officials are looking into what caused this cave-in.

My thoughts and prayers are with these injured construction workers. I’m relieved to hear that they were rescued in a timely manner. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your prayers.
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San Francisco Construction AccidentFour men suffered serious job injuries in a San Francisco construction accident involving a roof collapse, the morning of August 31, 2011. According to a news report in The San Francisco Chronicle, the construction accident occurred at an apartment building being constructed in the 2200 block of Third Street, close to 19th Street. The four employees of Nibbi Brothers General Contractors were doing a concrete pour when the roof collapsed over a stairwell. The workers fell a couple of floors and were also covered in wet concrete. One of the workers, 22-year-old Justin Castro, suffered a broken leg, a broken pelvis and dislocated arm. Another injured worker was identified as 29-year-old Mauricio Hernandez. Cal/OSHA investigators are looking into the cause of this construction site collapse.

My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this San Francisco on-the-job accident. I wish them the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.
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Los Angeles workplace injuryEdgar Gonzalez, 30, who was working on a construction project at the Hyperion waste water treatment plant sustained fatal job injuries after a 30-foot fall. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the accident occurred at the plant on Vista del Mar, near El Segundo, the afternoon of Aug. 2, 2011. The man had been erecting a wall panel at the plant and was trying to secure the top when he fell.

Investigators from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, known as Cal/OSHA, are looking into the cause of this tragic accident. The man was not a Hyperion employee, but worked for USS Cal Builders, an Orange County-based general contractor. Hyperion officials say this is the first construction-related fatality at that plant since it was first modernized in the 1950s.
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Two workers sustained injuries on the job at a construction site in Lake Elsinore when they fell into a trench that was 20 feet deep. According to a news report in The Riverside Press Enterprise, the construction site accident occurred near Auto Center and Diamond drives the afternoon of April 4, 2011. Both men were able to get out of the trench. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries, but are expected to survive. The cause of this accident is under investigation.

My heart goes out to these two injured construction workers. It is indeed fortunate that the trench did not cave in. This could have been a fatal accident. I wish them both the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
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A 36-year-old man suffered injuries in an Oxnard construction accident after he fell from the roof of a building where he was working. According to a news report in the Ventura County Star, the worker was fixing a hole in the roof of building that had been damaged by fire in the 3700 block of Hemlock Street, the morning of June 9, 2009. The worker fell through the roof hitting fluorescent lights on his way to the ground about 25 feet below. Oxnard fire officials said the man was knocked out briefly, but was conscious when he was transported to an area hospital. His injuries are apparently not life-threatening.

My heart goes out to this construction worker who suffered serious personal injury in this Ventura County on-the-job injury accident. But, I’m extremely relieved that he survived a 25-foot fall, which definitely, could have been catastrophic. I wish this man the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep this worker and his family in your prayers.

According to the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) statistics, there were 84 construction accident related fatalities in California in 2005. A total of 59 people died in California in 2005 in construction and industrial accidents involving falls from a higher elevation.
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