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Posts tagged "workplace fatalities"

Can injured employees still get workers' comp if they fail a drug test?

Employers have the right to expect - and enforce - a drug-free workplace. Illegal drug use raises multiple problems. It can not only impair the employee's ability to do the job, but also jeopardize their safety - and that of everyone else.

Widow wins survivor benefits after husband worked himself to death

Most fatal work injuries result from sudden accidents: vehicle collisions, falls, equipment malfunctions and the like. However, as one case illustrates, job-related deaths can happen out of the blue from something as simple as overwork.

Injuries and fatalities on the farm

If you are a farm or agricultural worker, you are used to long hours and difficult weather conditions. Your work is physically exhausting and places intense stress on your body. On top of that, farm-related injuries and fatalities are all too common, and many job requirements are high-risk.

Fatal workplace injuries reported at Pennsylvania coal company

CONSOL is a mining company based in Pennsylvania considered by many to be among the safest coal-mine operators in the country. Despite a better track record than most, however, CONSOL had three workers fatally injured on the job over a period of four months with two of those deaths occurring in a one-week period.The last workplace accident of the three happened recently at the Loveridge mine located in West Virginia. Despite the ongoing investigation, the company has already attempted to place fault on the miner in its employ. Mine safety officials reported only that the miner was struck in the head while he was re-railing a loaded supply car with a slate bar, which is a long-handled tool similar to a pry bar. The investigation is considering whether the pry bar was in fact being used to re-rail a supply car.

Police work is getting safer in the United States

Many assume that working as a police officer is one of the most dangerous professions. But safety efforts to protect officers throughout the United States have apparently paid off, according to numbers of police fatalities that occurred this year.

Family man falls to his death in Pennsylvania work accident

This holiday, a Pennsylvania family and community will mourn the loss of a loved one. Last week, a 31-year-old man was working in a water tower when terror ensued. Somehow, the worker fell a significant distance and sustained fatal injuries in the workplace accident.

Opinion piece challenges Wal-Mart's care for worker safety

Because most people who read this blog or news in general likely don't follow Bangladesh news, readers might not know of a tragic fire that took place in a warehouse in Bangladesh last weekend. More than 100 workers reportedly died in the fatal workplace accident.

Opinion piece challenges Wal-Mart's care for worker safety

Because most people who read this blog or news in general likely don't follow Bangladesh news, readers might not know of a tragic fire that took place in a warehouse in Bangladesh last weekend. More than 100 workers reportedly died in the fatal workplace accident.

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