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Blog Posts in May, 2012

  • OSHA Inspections Found to Reduce On-the-Job Injuries

    Posted By Houston Injury Lawyer || 22-May-2012

    A new study published in Science magazine says that randomized inspections conducted by the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) improves safety in high risk industry jobs without significant cost to employers or loss of jobs. These findings run counter to management complaints that OSHA compliance kills jobs and profits. Michael Toffel, an associate professor at Harvard Business ...
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  • Port Nelson Industrial Worker Killed

    Posted By Industrial Injury Attorney || 14-May-2012

    A man was killed in Port Nelson, a port in California, when he fell off of a fishing vessel just this past weekend. According to accident reports, the man fell through a hatch cover and hit the ground two decks below. The man was only 33 years old. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene even though the ship's crew responded appropriately to the situation. An investigation is currently ...
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  • Boom Operator Killed in Industrial Accident

    Posted By Industrial Injury Attorney || 9-May-2012

    An Alaska industrial worker was killed after his boom truck tipped over. A boom truck is an industrial vehicle used to transport a crane. These cranes will all have different attachments. For example, on the ends of some of the cranes there is a basket to hold a worker. The man fell from the cab of the truck onto the deck of a nearby fishing boat- a 23-foot drop. The boom of the truck punctured ...
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  • New Study Confirms Increased Parkinson's Rate in Professional Welders

    Posted By Industrial Injury Lawyer || 8-May-2012

    A new study slated for release in England this week confirms a long suspected link between professional welding and the development of Parkinson's disease. The study showed that welders' exposure to the unknown toxins in welding fumes is clearly linked to the higher rate of Parkinson's development among the professionals. Parkinson's is a debilitating motor system disease; its ...
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  • Michigan Industrial Accident Burns Worker

    Posted By Industrial Injury Attorney || 2-May-2012

    At a Southeast Michigan industrial plant yesterday morning, a worker suffered critical burn injuries after a hydraulic forge press he was working with exploded. The sheriff's department immediately came to the scene and shortly after the man was airlifted to a nearby hospital. The accident is currently under investigation and no further information is currently known. Accidents like this ...
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