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Blog Posts in May, 2015

  • Death Rates Amongst Oil Workers Spike to Alarming Levels

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 30-May-2015

    There is more than one cost to the incredible need for energy in the United States and it isn’t fiscal: it is the lives of workers in the countless oil fields throughout the nation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 600 workers died on the job between 2002 and 2007. During that 5 year stretch, the deaths per year spiked by approximately 70% from 72 in 2002 to an ...
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  • Workplace Fatality Statistics in the United States

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 28-May-2015

    Each year the AFL-CIO releases a report entitled “Death on the Job.” The most recent report analyzes workplace fatalities in the United States for 2013. While the number of workplace fatalities has been declining slightly over the past four years, there are still an alarming number of workers being killed on-the-job every day. Below are some of the key findings from the AFL-CIO report. ...
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  • Tips for Staying Safe While Working in the Summer Heat

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 22-May-2015

    As May begins to come to a close, it means summer is rapidly approaching. Temperatures are already beginning to rise in southern parts of the country and will soon reach points that can be dangerous for outdoor workers. Working long hours in the summer heat is not only uncomfortable; it can lead to injury as well if workers are not properly prepared. Summer Safety Tips for Working Outdoors Below ...
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  • Recognizing National Electrical Safety Month

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-May-2015

    Each May is designated as National Electrical Safety Month in the United States. Electrical products and equipment can be found on many industrial jobsites. While they are vital tools for workers, they are also dangerous if used improperly. Each year, more than 3,500 workers are injured and over 300 are killed in electrical accidents. Most electrical accidents can be prevented through proper ...
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  • Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Victoria Alford filed a lawsuit on behalf of a worker who had both of his legs amputated in a plant accident. The man, who is from Mississippi, was working as a contractor at the Exxon plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when a heavy cable lost tension and backed up inside the area where he was working. When the cable unexpectedly came back under tension, he ...
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  • Arc flash is a specific type of electrical accident that occurs when the electrical current is sent through the air from one conductor to another—typically the ground. Arc flash accidents are responsible for roughly 7,000 injuries a year. Arc flash injuries usually result in burns that can be severe enough to require hospitalization. In some instances, arc flash accidents can even prove ...
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  • New OSHA Rule Aims to Protect Construction Workers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 7-May-2015

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has passed a new rule that is aimed at protecting construction workers who work in confined spaces. The rule offers construction workers similar protections to those that industrial and manufacturing workers are already provided. The rule, which was published earlier this week, establishes new safety requirements for working in confined ...
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  • Tips for Preventing Workplace Hand Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 4-May-2015

    No matter what line of work you are in, odds are that the use of your hands is essential to performing your daily responsibilities. Because your hands are so frequently used at work, hand injuries are among the most common form of injury suffered in the workplace. Hand injuries account for more than one in four workplace injuries. The human hand has 27 bones—all of which can be easily ...
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