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  • Craig McClellan Gives Insight into the Investigation Process on Fox 5 News

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 13, 2017

    Attorney Craig McClellan sat down with Fox 5 News last week to discuss the recent tragic accident that claimed the life of a man after a six-foot-tall concrete wall crashed down on him at a construction site. Crews were digging a trench next to the wall as part of construction on a new car dealership before the wall collapsed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and San Diego ...
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  • Heat Wave Hits San Diego - A Look at Occupational Heat Exposure

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 7, 2014

    It's unusual for April, but we are looking at three days of temperatures in the 90s in the inland communities and in the 80s at the coast here in the San Diego area. This is about 10 to 20 degrees above average for this region, with a record high of 93 degrees for today's date in 1989. Temperatures should cool down again starting on Thursday, but for the next several days workers should take ...
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  • Speed Versus Safety In The Workplace

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Sep 19, 2013

    There are many areas of life where people choose to ignore proper safety precautions. In the workplace, however, what appears to be an unsafe choice that leads to an accident may actually be a complicated issue. One of the most common accidents that cause injury or death among construction workers is a fall from heights. Falls continue to be a major problem despite what the American Society of ...
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  • Chula Vista Scaffolding Accident: Who Is Accountable?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 23, 2013

    Last Friday, a construction worker died after falling off forklift scaffolding in Chula Vista. The 40-foot fall likely killed him on impact. Immediately after he fell, however, the scaffolding on which the victim had been standing also fell off the forklift, crushing him. The man worked for a sandblasting and resurfacing company out of Rancho Cucamonga, California. Authorities are investigating to ...
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  • Chemical Plant Explosions: Should You Be Concerned?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 20, 2013

    Last week, there were two separate chemical plant explosions in Louisiana. The first blast, in Geismar, Louisiana, killed two people and injured approximately 100 others. The cause of that blast is still under investigation. The second chemical plant explosion happened just one day after the first. That explosion occurred at a plant in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. It killed one person and injured ...
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  • Industrial Accident in Southern California Kills 1, Injures 3

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 29, 2013

    Last week, a distribution lineman was killed and three others were injured at an industrial facility in Menifee, California. According to county officials, the man was electrocuted while working with underground equipment. His three colleagues suffered smoke inhalation injuries. Can the injured individuals and the family of the deceased worker recover compensation for their injuries? Probably. ...
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  • Employees Who Need Sleep the Most Are Getting the Least

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || May 31, 2012

    All of us need a good night's sleep, especially when it comes to getting things done at work. Unfortunately, some of the hardworking people who need sleep the most simply are getting it—or aren’t getting enough, at least. Most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep, though many report getting less than seven hours in a typical night. While to most people this may not seem like such a ...
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