[02-25-2023] Los Angeles County, CA – DWP Worker Injured in San Fernando Valley While Trying to Restore Power

[02-25-2023] DWP Worker Injured in San Fernando Valley While Trying to Restore PowerA Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employee was injured and hospitalized in intensive care in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

The accident occurred on a Saturday in San Fernando Valley.

According to LADWP General Manager Martin Adams, this accident and severe injury to one of our employees is a reminder that our line crews and other field personnel are truly unsung heroes who work in dangerous conditions risking their lives to keep the power flowing throughout our city.

There were 38,500 of the LADWP’s 1.5 million electric customers still without power as of 10:45 p.m. on Sunday.

Since the storm began on Friday, crews have helped 127,000 customers regain their power.

The remaining outages were dispersed throughout the LADWP service area, with Glassell Park, Green Meadows, Hancock Park, Hollywood, Studio City, Chatsworth, Mission Hills, North Hollywood, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Van Nuys, and Woodland Hills among the hardest hit communities.

The accident remains under investigation.

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Workplace Accident Statistics

Over 4,500 workplace fatalities and injuries are reported annually in the United States, according to OSHA. Statistics from the Bureau of Labor show that in November 2020, 66.7% of American workers experienced a work-related injury. This number has remained unchanged from this time last year.

Even while the number of claims for workers’ compensation has gone down, the number of fatalities on the job has remained stable. Increased by 2% from the previous year, the total number of workplace fatalities was 5,333 in 2018. Since 2010, the yearly mortality toll has steadily increased.

The number of workplace deaths rose by 2% in 2018. In 2019, 5,333 workers were killed due to workplace accidents. In 2015, 16% of all accidental deaths were the result of trips, slips, and falls. About 40.2 percent of all fatalities were attributable to these causes.

Most workplace deaths occur as a result of car accidents, falls, or violence. Falls and muscle strain from lifting and shifting big objects are the most common causes of non-fatal injuries on the job.

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Upon receiving your request, our team will contact the appropriate individuals and assist you in obtaining the report. Once the claim process has been initiated, you can seek compensation for your injuries.

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Whenever you have questions or concerns regarding how to proceed after an accident like this, do not hesitate to contact us.

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You may find the insurance company more inclined to negotiate a reasonable settlement if an attorney represents you.

Those who must appear in court should hire legal representation. If you require legal assistance, you can count on our reputed law firm to advocate on your behalf in court and secure a favorable ruling.

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