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Workplace Injuries Leads to Fines for California Company

There will always be some level of risk in every task that is undertaken. However, many employers can take simple precautions to greatly reduce the risk of workplace injuries for their employees. A recent investigation conducted by California's division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration claims that a one company could have prevented, or at least reduced, the harm one of its employees suffered in a recent accident. In 2012, a 34-year-old woman was an employee at Dan Avila and Sons. She was working on a sweet potato harvester. According to reports, the woman's leg became pinned between a piece of the machinery and a pole as the driver attempted a turn. As a result, several bones in her foot were crushed. Although she was airlifted to the hospital, part of her leg required amputation.

Workplace Accident Severely Injures Worker

There is some level of danger in everything people do in their everyday lives. Someone could easily fall while walking down the steps or be involved in a car accident. However, workplace safety has long been a subject that has gotten much attention. In the case of a workplace accident, workers in California are likely entitled to workers' compensation benefits. After a gruesome workplace accident, one man will likely need to look into the full benefits of this coverage to cover his expenses.

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