[02-26-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – Two Workers Injured After Oil Rig Collapsed in Long Beach

[02-26-2024] Two Workers Injured After Oil Rig Collapsed in Long BeachTwo workers were injured after an oil rig collapsed in Long Beach on Monday afternoon, February 26, 2024.

According to the Long Beach Fire Department, the incident happened around 2:08 p.m. at the 6600 block of East Pacific Coast Highway.

Authorities stated that an oil field worker was on the derrick approximately 50 feet above the pumping unit, strapped inside a steel cage before the derrick collapsed.

Another worker sustained minor injuries following the incident. The two victims were transported to the hospital for immediate medical care.

No further information was released, and the authorities are gathering all necessary information to determine the cause of the accident.

The investigation continues.

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What to Do After a Workplace Injury in California

Knowing what to do in the chaotic aftermath of a workplace accident can be difficult. Your priority must always be the health and safety of everyone on the scene.

  1. Call 911 right away if you or anyone else needs immediate medical attention.
  2. Get out of the way of any debris that may fall or avoid anything unstable in the area to prevent further injuries. If you are unsure whether you can safely leave the scene, ask the 911 operator what to do. They will be able to tell you how soon first responders can arrive on the scene and whether you should stay put until then.
  3. Some injury victims choose not to leave the scene in an ambulance. If your injuries are stable, this might be a viable option, but it is vital to see a doctor immediately. Only a medical professional can determine whether you have suffered injuries and whether you need immediate medical attention. Some injuries are not immediately apparent, but by the time you show symptoms, you could be in a life-threatening situation. In addition to protecting your health, seeing a doctor will also protect your legal rights. Insurance companies sometimes try to claim that an injury victim made their injuries worse by delaying medical treatment. When you delay treatment, it can impact your legal right to compensation. Our California workers’ compensation attorneys at Arash Law can help protect your claim from such attacks, but it is better to simply see a doctor from the start. Even a quick, simple exam can help prevent serious medical and legal complications.
  4. Once a healthcare professional has addressed your medical needs, it is time to find a workers’ compensation attorney. The sooner you have an attorney fighting on your side, the better protected your legal rights will be.
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Workplace Accident Statistics

Over 4,500 work-related injuries and fatalities are reported each year in the US, according to OSHA. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in November 2020, 66.7% of American workers reported an injury at work, the same as the previous year.

Workplace accidents killed 5,333 people in 2018, a 2% increase from 2017. In 2015, falls caused 40.2% of all accidental deaths and 16% of unintentional deaths.

The primary causes of workplace fatalities include automobile accidents, falls, and acts of violence. Conversely, falls and strains from hauling are the leading causes of nonfatal workplace injuries.

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