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5th DCA Upholds Citation for Failing to Identify Object Responsible for Worker's Injury

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 1370 | 0 | 21 min read

A California appellate court upheld a citation against an employer for failing to identify in its accident log the object that had struck an employee in the head. Case: Key Energy Services v. California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health), No. F073567, 02/22/2018, unpublished. Facts and procedural history: Norberto Gomez worked for Key Energy services as a floorhand on an oil rig. In December 2012, Gomez suffered a severe head injury on board the rig. Gomez was working to unhook large sections of tubin...

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