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CA injury lawyerA California postal worker was found dead in her truck Friday during what turned out to be a record-breaking hot day in Woodland Hills. The 63-year-old worker was delivering mail when it was 117 degrees outside, the hottest temperature recorded in Woodland Hills since 1976, when the temperature reached 106 degrees. The woman’s family is blaming her death on the heat and is pushing the U.S. Postal Service to change their protocol on high-temperature days.

Cause of Death Is Undetermined

The woman, who had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 28 years, had just returned to her job after months off for a broken ankle. Her family stated that she had previously suffered a heat stroke, and also thinks the heat has something to do with her death. When the woman was found unresponsive in her truck, emergency responders attempted to revive her, but pronounced her dead on the scene after several attempts. The Los Angeles County coroner said an autopsy was performed, but her cause of death is still pending.

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California injury lawyerSeemingly, no career or workplace is totally without risk for injury. The fact is that on-the-job injuries take place all the time. We like to use this space to discuss various situations that result from worksite injuries, negligence, or other circumstances, as well as the consequences and avenues one can pursue in seeking appropriate justice or compensation.

Cause and Responsibility

While some career choices come with greater inherent risk of injury or death than others, inherent risk does not clear an employer or worksite manager if one can prove negligence or illegal behavior caused or contributed to an on-the-job injury. One such incident is being tried in Philadelphia, PA, involving the family of a jockey and a large gaming company.

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