According to the latest government tracking data, workforce fatalities are down this year due in part to the depressed economy. Even though the construction industry is in decline, we still have several industries here in Orange County and Southern California that can cause serious injuries if the proper safety procedures are not in place. As a California injury lawyer, we are dedicated to assisting where we can to reduce needless injury. Here are just three examples.
Last week a massive explosion rocked Simi Valley’s industrial area where a man was killed while experimenting with hydrogen and oxygen while trying to generate alternative fuels. The accident happened while Realms employee, Tyson Larson was heating water in a pressurized container. The container exploded, killing Larson and injuring two of his co-workers. The blast could be heard up to one block away and the explosion was so violent that it caved in the roof. Cal-OSHA is still investigating but prior accident records indicate a similar explosion just 18 months ago.
Another recent industrial accident occurred in the Costa Mesa-based company Cera dyne. A 26 year old man is in critical condition after suffering traumatic injuries from flying shrapnel to the head and body. Initial Cal-OSHA reports state that the machinery failed but that the full investigation could take upwards of 3 months.