California Confined Space Deaths Up From Previous Years

California had three times the fatal confined space accidents that it normally has says an article released from California Watch an independent, nonpartisan investigative reporting organization.

“We’ve learned enough over the years that there’s no reason that people should be dying in confined spaces,” Michael Wilson, director of the Labor Occupational Health Program at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, told California Watch.

Yet despite the warnings, and threat of fines from Cal/OSHA, many smaller contractors and companies just aren’t aware of the potential dangers of confined space work.

Deaths Increase in California Confined Spaces

To boost awareness and turn around the trend toward less safe confined space work, Cal/OSHA has put a new program in place to teach more people the proper safety techniques for these unique and dangerous work spaces.

At we have experts on staff who can help with any questions you may have about confined space entry and the regulations surrounding this work. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-829-9580 or contact us online at

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