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Blog Posts in September, 2014

  • Jobs at Risk for Flying Debris Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 30-Sep-2014

    When high-powered machinery is used to cut, break up, or dismantle materials, pieces of debris are often flung in the air at dangerous speeds. When using a saw, drill, or wood chipper, even a small piece of debris could cause serious harm. The jobs particularly at risk for dangerous debris include construction, mining, and logging. Injuries from Flying Debris in the Workplace Flying ...
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  • Eye Injuries in the Workplace

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 25-Sep-2014

    According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), around 2,000 workers in the U.S. receive eye injuries each day. The majority of eye injuries are caused by flying debris, including wood chips, sparks, and small particles of metal, with the U.S. Department of Labor estimating that these make up 70% of eye injuries. About 20% of eye damage is caused by contact with ...
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  • Spinal Cord Injuries on the Job and Treatment

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 23-Sep-2014

    A wide range of serious injuries can occur when an accident happens on the job. Spinal cord damage is one of the most serious situations a person can face after a workplace accident, as this can lead to long-term complications ranging from chronic pain to paralysis. Workers can injure their backs in a number of ways, including: Electric shock Falling from a height Lifting heavy objects ...
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  • Louisiana Worker Killed in Chevron Pipeline Blowout

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 17-Sep-2014

    Platform Repairs Lead to Tragic Accident in New Orleans A worker was performing routine maintenance when a deadly accident occurred. The incident took place at a natural gas gathering system off the cost of New Orleans. Chevron believes that the accident was caused by a valve blowout out on the offshore platform. One worker was killed while two others suffered injuries. Chevron stated that they ...
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  • Safety Precautions for Chemical Plants

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 16-Sep-2014

    Recent chemical spills have turned the nation's attention to the safety of chemical plants across the country, and how to ensure that they provide as little risk as possible. On July 7 of this year, a chemical plant in Dalton, a small city north of Atlanta, caused concern in the community after a worker was rushed to the hospital. During an intentional combining of chemicals, fumes from the ...
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  • Texas Still Leads Country in Workplace Deaths

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 12-Sep-2014

    Booming economy tears down workplace protections? OSHA has tightened regulations and rules on reportable injuries this year, which will hopefully lead to a successful decrease in number of workplace injuries and deaths. Though there has been a significant drop in workplace deaths in Texas, the state still leads the country in fatalities. Why has Texas led the nation in workplace deaths for 7 of ...
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  • Hand Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 8-Sep-2014

    For every person, the hands are an essential part of everyday life. From driving and cooking to shaking hands or opening doors, our hands let us perform everyday tasks with ease, and we may not appreciate how much more difficult life would be without them. For workers whose hands have been injured on the job, life holds a host of new difficulties and frustrations. Unfortunately, hand injuries ...
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  • Coal Mine Occupational Illnesses: Pneumoconiosis and COPD

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 5-Sep-2014

    Along with a risk of cave-ins and other dangers, coal miners face the possibility of serious disease as they work. The two most common occupational illnesses are pneumoconiosis and COPD. Pneumoconiosis includes various kinds of respiratory conditions, but the most common among coal miners is referred to as coal worker's pneumoconiosis (CWP) or black lung. This condition is derived from ...
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  • Changes in Testing Standards for Slip Resistant Tile

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 3-Sep-2014

    The passing of new laws, new interpretations of old laws and ever-changing case law are all reasons why attorneys must constantly stay up-to-date on the legal world. However, it is also important that attorneys stay abreast of changes within industry safety regulations in order to better represent their clients. Plaintiff's attorney who represent slip and fall victims should be aware of recent ...
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