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Worker injured after being trapped in elevator shaft at downtown grocery store

SAN DIEGO, CA – A worker was injured last night after being trapped within the elevator shaft at a grocery store downtown, according to ABC 10 News.

The accident happened at Ralph’s grocery store, located on 101 G Street, at about 7:30 p.m., when a person reportedly pressed the elevator button while a man was working on the cargo shaft.

The victim, who has yet to be publicly identified, was then trapped inside the elevator shaft.

After being rescued, the worker was taken to the hospital for the treatment of unspecified injuries.

No further information is available at this time.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Fire on USS Bonhomme Richard extinguished

SAN DIEGO, CA – Navy officials reported today that the fire onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard has finally been extinguished, after a four-day inferno that ranks among the most severe in recent naval history.

“All known fires have been extinguished aboard USS Bonhomme Richard,” Rear Adm. Philip E. Sobeck told reporters.

Officials said they are continuing to monitor the situation to ensure that there are no smaller fires remained onboard the 40,000-ton amphibious assault ship. The cause of the fire, which began on Sunday, is still under investigation.

More than 60 people were injured in the fire, including both naval personnel and civilians.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Navy reports progress in Bonhomme Richard fire

SAN DIEGO, CA – Navy officials say that the situation onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard is improving after three days of fire.

The conflagration initially broke out three days ago, and has injured nearly 60 civilians and naval personnel to date. The amphibious assault vessel—which was docked in San Diego for routine maintenance—was seen listing to one side due to the amount of water that fire fighters had pumped into it in an attempt to douse the flames.

Those efforts seem to have paid off, as Navy officials believe that the worst is now over, and that the 1 million gallons of fuel on board are no longer at risk from the flames.

“There is no threat to the fuel tanks, which is well below any active fires or heat sources,” Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck told reporters at 11 a.m. today. “The ship is stable and the structure is safe.”

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

UPDATE: 59 injured in explosion on Navy ship

SAN DIEGO, CA – Navy officials have adjusted their figures concerning the number of people injured in Sunday’s fire outbreak on the USS Bonhomme Richard, which had been undergoing routine repairs while docked in San Diego. They now believe that 59 people—both Navy personnel and civilians—were hurt, News 12 Connecticut reports.

Initial reports suggested that 21 people had been injured in the conflagration.

36 Navy personnel and 23 civilians suffered burns, smoke inhalation, and other related injuries. Five people were hospitalized but have since been released.

Fires onboard the amphibious assault vessel were raging for the second day Monday, as a fire suppression system had apparently been inoperable at the time of the original outbreak. The Coast Guard has made preparations in the event of an oil spill from the ship, and shipping traffic has been suspended within one nautical mile of the Bonhomme Richard.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Man loses hand after tortilla press accident

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man’s hand was amputated after an accident involving an industrial tortilla press in Logan Heights on Thursday, according to NBC Los Angeles.

The accident happened around 5:35 p.m. at La Perla market, located at 3175 National Avenue.

The victim, Odilón Cuevas, identified to be in his 60s, was taken to the hospital, where his left hand was later amputated. According to the report, his condition is now stable.

There is no information available at this time as to how Cuevas got stuck in the tortilla press.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Nurses protest poor working conditions at Oceanside hospital

OCEANSIDE, CA – Nurses at the Tri-City Medical Center protested outside the hospital yesterday about unsafe working conditions and poor management, according to a report by NBC San Diego.

The protests are in response to the leadership of Barbara Vogelsang, the hospital’s Chief Nurse Executive. According to the protesting nurses, she has not provided enough staff for the intensive care unit, has taken away breaks, and has failed to provide her staff with enough necessary resources.

The Tri-City nurses presented a no-confidence vote in her leadership last August. They have already spoken to the hospital’s CEO and to the board regarding the issues at the facility.

The medical center said in a statement that it “values the contributions of every team member. They also said that the safety of patients and staff were “paramount during these unprecedented times,” and that the hospital “continues to meet and exceed all applicable patient safety regulations.”

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

San Diego- La Jolla, CA- Landscape Worker Seriously Injured After A Palm Tree Toppled Over Him At A University City Area Hotel

A landscape worker was seriously injured after a palm tree toppled over him at a University City area hotel in San Diego-La Jolla on Thursday, January 23, 2020. A 4-storey tall palm tree that the said worker was trimming at the said hotel toppled over, with him lashed onto it. The accident happened at the Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton in San Diego-La Jolla on the 4500 block of La Jolla Village Drive.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Riverbank, CA- Sanitation Worker Dead After Accident At Work

A sanitation worker is dead after an accident at work in Riverbank, CA on Monday, August 26, 2019. The worker was identified as Ismael Martinez. Martinez worked for Gilton Solid Waste Management. Martinez reportedly got caught between a garbage truck and the lift arm of the truck, and, as such, was thus, killed. The accident occurred at around 4:30 pm on the 1200 block of Homewood Avenue.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Paramount, CA- Worker Injured After Car Crashed Through The Front Of A Restaurant

A worker of a restaurant in Paramount, CA was injured after a car crashed through the front of the restaurant on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The worker was reportedly sitting inside the restaurant when the car crashed through the restaurant, hitting the worker, and pushing him across the restaurant. The driver of the car involved in the car said that she accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brakes while she was in the process of parking her car. The name of the restaurant where the car crashed was Mariscos Los Dorados restaurant in Rosecrans Avenue. The worker was transported to the hospital after the crash. There, he was treated for cuts and bruises. According to authorities, they believed that the incident was just an accident.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Moraga, CA- 4 People Injured When A Van Crashed Into A CVS Store

1 woman was injured and 3 other people also injured and treated at the scene when older model maroon van crashed into a CVS store in Moraga, CA on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The crash occurred a few minutes before 1 pm at a CVS store on 580 Moraga Road. A female employee of the said CVS store was pinned under the debris due to the crash. First responders had to reportedly rescue the employee. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries sustained from the accident after the crash. The cause of the crash was being investigated.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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