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Industrial Workers' Accidents Archives

Industrial fires: Top 5 contributing factors

Industrial fires and explosions are a major risk at worksites across the country. Warehouses, processing plants, mills and the like are fraught with fire hazards. Although detailed safety regulations are designed to prevent tragic fires, they still happen with unfortunate regularity. Nationwide, there are more than 35,000 industrial fires each year, causing injuries, deaths and millions of dollars in property damage.

Safety violations at Pennsylvania chicken processing plant illustrate the many dangers employees face

Meat processing plants count on the hard work of employees to turn a profit. Far too often, however, these plants overlook important safety measures that can make a life-or-death difference for their workers.

Safety is a big issue for coal miners

In less than a year, there have been over 1,100 non-fatal accidents and 8 deaths in coal mines across the United States, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Pennsylvania has some of the highest rates of injury. These figures point to the troubling fact that mining workers face dangers every day on the job.

6 dangers steel workers face every day

Steel workers often have to endure exhausting hours, strenuous conditions and constant perils. Whether at mills or construction sites, steel workers face a wide range of risks that factor into their everyday duties.

Pennsylvania explosion injures worker

A Feb. 15 accident has led to the injury of one worker in Derry Township. The incident reportedly occurred after 5 p.m. An explosion at a natural gas company building resulted in a fire, which apparently led to burns to the arms and face of the worker. Officials indicate that the man was conscious at the time he was transported by air to an area hospital. Meanwhile, the company worked to disconnect the supply of natural gas to the building. The fire was put out, and officials indicate that damage to the building was not significant.

Reducing risks when operating heavy machinery

Most Pennsylvania construction workers know that working around and operating heavy machinery is inherently dangerous. With more than 150,000 reported injuries and 800 deaths nationwide in 2013 alone, it is important that both employers and employees take safety precautions seriously.

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