Ensuring the safety of workers is typically a top priority for any employer in California. However, there are times that workplace accidents happen despite an employer's best efforts. This is unfortunate for the injured worker as well as the employer, especially if work safety violations result in the need for launching an employer defense.
This is what happened to one construction company after a workplace accident that resulted in the death of one worker in April. The construction company was fined $38,250 recently for the incident. Apparently, a pipe had somehow crushed a worker to death. The construction crews were working at a construction site close to the highway, according to the latest reports from work safety officials.