Construction workers in Arizona and elsewhere know the hazards posed by trenches. However, many of them still enter unprotected trenches, even when their employers fail to provide adequate support to prevent cave-ins. A construction worker who was one of the few survivors of a trench collapse in 2002 now explains his experience in an effort to create awareness of the dangers of taking shortcuts that could cause fatal work accidents.
Hospital workers and nurses have to cope with excessive workloads, which frequently lead to debilitating stress and physical injuries. Some may not realize that they are entitled to the same workers' compensation benefits as all the other workers in Arizona. By understanding the hazards that typically cause harm, home health aids, nurses and other workers in the health care industry could reduce the likelihood of suffering occupational injuries.