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Category: Workplace Accidents

Heavy Machinery Accidents in Texas

There are a number of industries for which the use of heavy machinery is essential, including building and road construction, oil and gas extraction, and manufacturing. Those who operate this heavy equipment run the risk of serious injury from a variety of accidents, including falls, since much of this equipment towers well above the ground and these machines are often operated

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OSHA’s Fatal Four Workplace Accident Causes

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has spent nearly 45 years protecting the nation’s workers and, since their inception in 1971, the number of workplace injuries and death has dropped precipitously. Yet, despite this drop, OSHA still notes that more than 12 workers die on average in a typical workday. As a way to figure out why this continues to

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Preventing Injury with Safe Lifting Practices

While they aren’t usually the most obvious or the most gruesome workplace injuries, back injuries are actually among the most common workplace injuries in the country. At last count, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly one-in-four workplace accidents reported every year involve back injuries, and the most common cause cited for compensable injuries is an employee lifting, carrying or towering materials

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Texas Workplace Amputation Injuries

Federal safety officials cited Stampcoat Inc., doing business as El Paso Tool & Die in El Paso, Texas, for amputations and other serious workplace hazards. The company fabricates stamped metal components for equipment manufacturers. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the company on Sept. 14, 2015, proposing penalties of close to $120,000. OSHA was alerted when employees lost fingers

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How to Protect Yourself from Workplace Negligence

Every year, about one out of every 100 workers in the oil and gas industry will suffer a work-related injury, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Based on those statistics, the oil and gas industry ranks up there with the construction and transportation industries among the most dangerous in the country. And like most other workplace injuries, those suffered by workers

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