According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, a 21-year-old man died while working at a Goleta dairy after he was pinned between a truck and a loading dock by a person driving a tractor trailer.
A report filed with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) said that a tractor-trailer owned by Alta Dena Dairy was delivering milk when the worker was pinned. The worker was rushed to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he died. Cal/OSHA is investigating the cause of the accident.
Preventing Workplace Injuries and Deaths
According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, a U.S. worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. These workplace accidents cost the nation billions of dollars each year. Therefore, safety experts say that companies need to educate their workers and implement strict safety precautions in order to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities.