How would you feel if, as a Central Valley worker, you knew that a required drug test automatically awaited you in the event that you suffered an on-the-job accident or illness? Even if you wouldn't mind such an outcome, do you think that a blanket drug-testing rule in your company might preclude some other workers from coming forward to report accidents or dangerous workplace conditions?
A 56-year-old man lost his life in a tragic car accident last week. A Caltrans worker was also seriously hurt in the collision. The crash happened while a Caltrans road crew was performing maintenance on Highway 198 in Tulare County at approximately 9:30 a.m.