There was good news and bad news when it comes to workplace safety last year: serious workplace injury and illness was down from the previous year, but fatal on-the-job accidents hit a 7-year high. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the US Department of Labor, released preliminary workplace injury and illness data…

Construction continues to be one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. In 2014, 20% of all worker fatalities happened on a construction site. That added up to 874 deaths, and of those nearly 40% – 349 – were from falls. To increase an awareness of the risk of falls, and the risk…

Injuries caused by falling objects can be devastating, even life threatening. Although falling objects can strike any part of the body, in most cases the head takes a blow in this type of accident. This can lead to brain injury ranging from a mild concussion to permanent brain damage. The majority of injuries from falling…

Construction accidents often happen due to negligence. People need to be properly trained so that there are less accidents, especially when heavy machinery is being used. OSHA has many regulations to ensure that accidents are kept to a minimum. Here are some of OSHA’s regulations that need to be followed at all times. Your machinery…

  (Photo: Chris Morisse Vizza/Journal & Courier) The lack of a traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 52 and State Highway 47, which is along the heavily trafficked I-65 detour, has caused two deaths. The Indiana Department of Transportation has coordinated with local officials to install a temporary traffic light in hopes of keeping…

On Thursday, August 27, a jury in Cook County, Illinois, awarded $15.2 million to a military veteran injured in a 2012 forklift accident at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Uncertified Fork Lift Driver The 33-year-old man suffered a crushed heel during a tear-down following a trade show. The company that set up and took down the show…

We all maintain our livelihood in one way or another. For some of us, it may require sitting behind a desk all day. For others, it may require a lot of mobility, heavy lifting and compromising situations. If you find yourself in the latter category, it is important to be vigilant while performing such hazardous duties….

Unfortunately, working in the construction industry comes with its share of risks. Even if you are extremely careful, it is likely that you will experience an accident at one time or another. Immediately following a construction accident, the scene can be extremely chaotic. In order to stay calm, it is best to follow the 5…

Construction sites pose many hazards and unsafe conditions, not only for construction workers, but for pedestrians in the area as well. According to The New York Times, a 37 year-old woman was fatally injured while walking near a construction site in Greenwich Village, New York. While walking on a busy sidewalk, the woman was struck by…

A construction accident is frequently one of the worst types of personal injuries, because it almost always involves heavy equipment or working in precarious situations. When you’re injured in these situations, it’s important to call an attorney right away because workers’ compensation isn’t always enough to pay back your medical bills due to your injuries….

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