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Is there always negligence after a workplace accident?

You may recall that in August of 2017, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette carried a story about two workers killed and four others injured due to a toxic gas leak from a pipeline at Bruce Mansfield Power Plant in Beaver County. The deaths and injuries occurred due to a release of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a gas byproduct of coal burning plants. In this particular case, the pipeline the workers were inspecting was not specifically designed to carry the toxic gas, which had naturally built up in the lines.

EMPLOYERS CAN BE LIABLE FOR TICK BITES

In an artical posted by the Pitsburgh Post-Gazette www.post-gazette.com, July 11, 2017, experts predict the number of tick bites will have a significant surge in 2017, meaning more people will be at risk for contracting tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease.

Industrial machinery: A leading cause of workplace fatalites

Labor studies have shown an increase in worker related fatalities caused when employees are caught in industrial machinery. Across all industries, more than 150 workers a year are killed by being caught in machinery and equipment. In addition, more 30,000 workers suffered injuries ranging from minor bruises and lacerations, to amputations. In fact being caught in machinery was the number one cause of worker amputation in private sector business.

Workplace injury statistics

While workplace injuries and accidents may not seem like a very common occurrence, the fact is that more than 1.1 million days of work are lost by U.S. employees due to a workplace injury every year. More dangerous work conditions, jobs that require more physical labor, and even stressful time delivery schedules can all lead to worker related accidents and injuries.

Construction injuries: What are the most common causes of site related injuries?

Of the more than 3 million non-fatal work-related injuries reported to the CDC, more than 9% were related to the construction industry. With dangerous equipment, long hours, more stringent physical requirements, and a less safe work environment it comes as no surprise that the construction sector faces a greater risk of worker accident and injury resulting in disability.

Retired? You may still be at risk of Mesothelioma from your job.

While lifestyle factors and genetics may play a role in the development of certain cancers, exposure to workplace related risks can also increase your development for such cancers as malignant mesothelioma. With a significant delay in the development of mesothelioma after exposure, it is important to know the risk factors to ensure proper monitoring.

Four common causes of office injuries

Even though office employees spend most of their day indoors and often sitting at a desk, they are not immune from workplace injuries. In fact, more than $15 billion in workers compensation is paid each year on work-related musculoskeletal injuries with many of those claims coming from employees in an office environment.

Listen Up! This Overlooked Workplace Injury Is Now The Most Common

The average American doesn't pay much attention to the everyday activities that slowly cause hearing damage. It is easy overlook the occasional concert, loud restaurant or sporting event. Employees who work in noisy environments can be just as forgetful. The machinery noises at construction sites and in manufacturing warehouses begin to sound like background noise. People need to start paying attention because hearing loss is now the most common workplace injury in the U.S.

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