As the height of summer has arrived, greater numbers of bicyclists have taken to the streets in California and elsewhere around the country. The higher volume of bicycle traffic, coupled with an increase in vehicles on the road, has resulted in larger numbers of wrecks involving autos and bicyclists. Recently, the deaths of three cyclists within a day in San Francisco has increased bike awareness for many of the city's residents.
Most progressive cities across America have begun to change their roadways to provide space and safety for people who want to travel by bicycle. Additionally, many have added bike rental stations to make environmentally sound travel available to more of their citizens. Because of this, more people are traveling via bicycles than ever before. Unfortunately, a bicyclist is easy for a driver to miss, especially when adding the factor of intoxication. A recent article describes a tragic accident that occurred in California.
All employees expect to be trained properly for their jobs, especially when dealing with large construction equipment and/or in other potentially dangerous settings. When someone is injured or killed because of a work-related accident, the Occupational Safety Health Administration likely becomes involved. Recently, the California branch of OSHA intervened when a fatal work-related accident occurred in Bakersfield.