Employers in California have a responsibility to comply with all relevant workplace safety standards that are set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Because workers may not be aware of these OSHA standards, employers are required to inform workers about the health and safety guidelines and provide them with safety training.
Of all of the types of workplace accidents, those involving motor vehicles account for the largest injury category. Motor vehicle accidents occurring at work happen across industries and include small businesses not subject to motor vehicle regulations.
A window washer plummeted 11 stories from the top of a San Francisco bank on Nov. 21 before falling onto a moving car on the street below. Although he suffered critical injuries, he survived the fall.
After the death of a federal employee in a shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport in November 2013, the family of the man who died is suing for $25 million. A 23-year-old man shot the Transportation Security Administration officer a reported 12 times, and the family filed a suit against the city of Los Angeles on Oct. 7.