Worker’s Death Leads San Francisco, Mexican Authorities To Improve Workplace Safety

San Francisco prosecutors and Mexican authorities announced an agreement Monday they hope will improve workplace safety for immigrants in hazardous professions.



San Francisco Roofing Firm Owner, Foreman Sentenced In ’08 Worker Death

Two men were sentenced to prison terms Monday for their roles in the death of a roofer at a home in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks neighborhood in 2008, District Attorney George Gascon said.

CBS San Francisco–05/23/2011

Man Severely Hurt In Santa Rosa Industrial Accident

Santa Rosa firefighters rescued a man whose hand was trapped in machinery in an industrial accident on Wednesday evening.

CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

Napa State Hospital Entrance (California Department of Mental Health website)

Napa State Hospital Employee Hurt In Latest Assault

The Napa State Hospital is under investigation again after an attack at the facility this past weekend.


Gustavo Muro, Ancien Wines, winemaker killed

Napa Winery Employee Killed In Workplace Accident

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the death of an assistant winemaker at Ancien Wines in Napa.

CBS San Francisco–04/22/2011

Napa State Hospital Entrance (California Department of Mental Health website)

Napa State Hospital Fined $100K In Cal OSHA Probe

California workplace regulators have fined Napa State Hospital more than $100,000 for safety violations the agency says it uncovered in its probe of a psychiatric nurse’s slaying.

CBS San Francisco–04/13/2011

Scene of fatal wood chipper accident where 33-year-old Antonio Barajas of Concord was killed. (CBS)

OSHA Investigating Fatal Concord Wood Chipper Accident

A man killed Monday in a work-related accident involving a wood chipper has been identified by the coroner’s office.

CBS San Francisco–11/16/2010


San Francisco Printing Firm Execs Plead Not Guilty In Pregnant Worker’s Death

The owner and the manager of a San Francisco printing company where a pregnant employee was killed in a machine accident in 2008 pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges in court Friday.

CBS San Francisco–10/29/2010


Health Advocates, Porn Industry Rift On Display At Oakland Meeting

There’s a deep rift between California health advocates and the porn industry over condom use in sex films.

CBS San Francisco–10/26/2010

Heat Wave Continues in LA, State Probes Deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) Temperatures surged around the state Saturday as Southern California continued its rare high-humidity heat wave and state officials investigated a rash of recent farm worker deaths believed tied to the weather.