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Blog Posts in February, 2012

  • Report on Mine Explosion Released After Charges are Laid

    Posted By Industrial Injury Attorney || 29-Feb-2012

    The final report on a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 workers was released Thursday, just one day after federal prosecutors charged the mine's former superintendent with fraud. Prosecutors indicated they would also be going after other employees of Massey Energy, the company that owned the mine at the time of the explosion. The explosion, which occurred in the Upper Big Branch ...
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  • Crane Owner Accused in NYC Crane Collapse

    Posted By Industrial Injury Lawyer || 21-Feb-2012

    An accident took place on Manhattan's Upper East Side when a crane collapsed at a construction site. The owner of the crane rig is being charged with man slaughter because he was allegedly refusing to make necessary repairs to the machine to save money. The owner however is claiming that the accident was caused solely by the mistake of the men operating the crane. Since this particular crane ...
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  • Baltimore Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Accident

    Posted By Industrial Injury Lawyer || 15-Feb-2012

    A construction worker was injured this past Monday in an industrial accident at Harford Community College. A fire company was dispatched to the scene around 3:30 in the afternoon and transported the man to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Apparently, the man was in his Bobcat moving a load when the weight of the load shifted and fell into the cab of the vehicle. The exact details of the accident ...
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  • The Importance of Crane Maintenance

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

    Cranes are of vital importance to many industries, particularly offshore work, transport operations, and construction businesses. Widely publicized crane accidents in Houston, Miami, Las Vegas and New York have made people ever more aware of the potential dangers associated with cranes. In particular, these much-talked about cases have shown that it is not just workers and operators who are at ...
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  • Lift Falls near Philadelphia Cathedral, Injuring Worker

    Posted By Industrial Injury Lawyer || 6-Feb-2012

    Today in Philadelphia, a construction lift was being used to complete façade work on a church building when it fell over, injuring one of the construction workers. The building was Basilica Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. It is reported that the worker, 33-years-old, was taken to the hospital in a stable condition. There were no other reported injuries. People were then asked to vacate ...
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  • Ex-NFL Players Suing for Concussion Damage

    Posted By Industrial Injury Lawyer || 3-Feb-2012

    A group of 12 former NFL players are suing the league for injuries they say they sustained during their playing years. This may seem ridiculous; knowing the nature of the sport, just about every player is injured, but the group of former players is saying that the league covered up or minimized many injury cases and didn't warn of the possible long-term damage it could cause. The players who ...
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  • Mississippi Man Killed in Sandblasting Accident

    Posted By Industrial Injury Lawyer || 1-Feb-2012

    Yesterday a Mississippi worker was involved in an industrial accident at a shipyard that proved fatal. The man was an employee of VT Halter Marine, a subsidiary of Vision Technology Systems, an integrated engineering group providing solutions to electronics, land systems, aerospace, and marine sectors. The man was 66 years old. The coroner determined that the cause of death was blunt force trauma ...
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