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Work Injuries

Your Dangerous Palms

By Ross Jurewitz on September 30, 2017

Shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at a house on the 17000 block of Bernardo Oaks Drive near Rancho Bernardo golf course, the cries of a 55-year-old man stuck in a tree could be heard in the tony neighborhood. The man was a tree trimmer who had been working near the top of a 40-foot palm tree when the large skirt of fronds—weighing several hundred pounds—came down and wedged him in the tree. This led to a challenging rescue by the San Diego Fire Department (SDFD), which arrived quickly to the scene. Read the rest »

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Mechanic Killed When Car Plows into Broken School Bus in North Park

By Ross Jurewitz on December 18, 2012

A 32-year-old mechanic was killed in a tragic car accident that occurred on December 13 around 7 a.m. in North Park. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Art Athans, a 2005 Nissan Altima swerved off Interstate 805 and rear ended a broken down Unified School District bus. The mechanic was trapped for half an hour under the hood before he was released by firefighters.

The 41-year-old female motorist driving the car also sustained major injuries. Medics immediately transported both injured parties to a local hospital for treatment, where later the mechanic was pronounced dead. We are devastated by this tragic event and send our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Read the rest »

San Diego Police Officer Injured Arresting Juveniles in Stolen Car Puruit

By Ross Jurewitz on August 16, 2012

An officer suffered a knee injury in an attempt to take speeding juveniles driving a stolen car into custody on August 15 around 12:30 a.m. in the 3600 block of Ocean View. According to the San Diego Police Department, the officer made an attempt to pull over five juveniles, but the driver did not pull over and the officer began to chase them.

The motorist crashed into two parked cars near the Imperial Ave. The driver and one passenger were captured by the officer, while three fled on foot and have not yet been captured. The officer suffered the knee injury while taking the juveniles into custody. Read the rest »

TV Anchor Gets 70 Stitches After Dog Bites Her on Face (Caught on Camera)

By Ross Jurewitz on February 15, 2012

Kyle Dyer, a Denver morning television anchor at KUSA-TV, was bitten in the lips and nose by an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff during a live broadcast on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. The anchor wrote on her Facebook page the following weekend that she was unable to talk because her mouth was stitched shut in a 4-hour procedure to let a skin graft take and circulate blood through her lips again.

At the time, the dog’s owner and a firefighter were being interviewed after the Argentine Mastiff was rescued from an icy pond in suburban Lakewood the day before. Dyer was petting the dog’s head seconds before it bit her. As you can see in the video, the dog has its tongue out and seems calm right before the attack. Read the rest »

Resident Evil 5 Accident Injures 16 Actors I CA Work Injury Attorneys

By Ross Jurewitz on October 11, 2011

16 actors dressed as zombies were injured on the set of the horror flick “Resident Evil 5” in west Toronto at the Resident Evil AccidentCinespace Film Studios. Canadian law enforcement reports that the actors were on a set that was on wheels when it suddenly moved. The collapse of the soundstage platform sent the actors 20 feet down to the ground.

The actors were immediately treated for arm‚ leg and back injuries as well as possible broken bones. One actor suffered a cracked rib and another sustained a stress fracture of the tibia. None of the injuries seemed life-threatening. Read the rest »

Caltrans Worker Struck And Killed In San Diego Car Accident

By Ross Jurewitz on June 23, 2011

Gonzalez Death52-year-old San Ysidro resident Richard Gonzalez was struck and killed in a San Diego County workplace accident that occurred on June 20‚ 2011‚ around 9 a.m. on northbound state Route 15 (SR-15) near the ramp to eastbound state Route 94 (SR-94). According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officers‚ the Caltrans worker was crossing the street to pick up trash when he was hit by a white 1990 Cadillac de Ville driven by 27-year-old San Diego native Luis Cruz.

Cruz tried to steer clear of Gonzalez but could not avoid the collision. The Caltrans worker was struck fatally. Officers arrested the driver with suspicions of a DUI‚ but Cruz passed his sobriety test and was not under the influence. Now the investigating officers need to determine what made the driver strike Gonzalez. We are still unsure if Cruz was speeding‚ on the cell phone driving recklessly‚ or distracted. Read the rest »

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