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Recent Posts in Occupational Dangers Category

  • Working at Amazon: The Costs of Extreme Efficiency

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 28-Nov-2018

    Last week, two Amazon employees were killed after an Amazon Fulfillment Center collapsed on them. Andrew Lindsay and Israel Agorteia were identified as the only victims in the Baltimore warehouse. The building likely collapsed due to strain caused by severe tornado weather that hit the area. Reports indicate that the weather caused enough damage to displace as many as 64 residents. Both men were ...
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  • The Savage Grain Elevator Explosion: 40 Years Later

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 12-Nov-2018

    On October 3, 1978, an explosion ripped through a grain elevator at Port Bunge in Savage, Minnesota. The blast took the lives of 3 men, and the incident killed an additional person who was crushed while clearing rubble from the explosion. The entire community of Savage was left shaken and traumatized. However, time moved forward. The grain elevator was rebuilt, and a structure still stands where ...
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  • What Rights Does OSHA Guarantee to Workers?

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 22-Oct-2018

    For hundreds of years, Americans paid for their country’s expanding economic power with their lives. As the nation’s economy rapidly grew during the Industrial Revolution in the late 19 th century, American workers did their work in alarming, inhumane conditions. By 1970, the death rate for American workers was high enough to warrant Congress' attention. The resulting Occupational ...
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  • The Unseen Danger of Industrial Worksites

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 15-Oct-2018

    Workers at industrial sites face an intimidating number of risks each day. High pressures, volatile chemicals, dangerous machinery, and falling from heights are just a few of the common hazards commonly referenced by safety advocates. However, people often fail to include an unseen danger that is nonetheless prevalent in industrial environments: toxic gas exposure. Those who are employed in places ...
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  • Case Filed for Injured Oilfield Technician

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 1-Jun-2018

    Arnold & Itkin’s personal injury and dangerous products lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of a man that was seriously injured while servicing a pressure washer in Midland, TX. The man worked as a service technician for an oilfield services company when the injury occurred. The man suffered serious injuries and underwent multiple surgeries on his eye, face and other parts of his body. ...
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  • Injuries & Accidents Suffered in Plant & Refinery Turnarounds

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 14-Jul-2015

    In industrial plants and refineries, turnarounds are a term used for the process of taking the entire unit offline for a period of time while a revamp or renewal is performed. Turnarounds are sometimes called shutdowns or outages and can refer to a number of different projects such as, debottlenecking, inspection and testing, or revamps. Turnarounds are expensive in terms of labor costs, ...
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  • DuPont Labeled a Severe Violator by OSHA

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 13-Jul-2015

    OSHA just recently announced that DuPont, well-known chemical giant, has been found to be in violation of numerous regulations, including ones that led to the death of four workers within their La Porte plant last November. It was one of the most deadly and massive gas releases that has occurred in the last 10 years, resulting in a leak of an estimated 23,000 pounds of toxic methyl mercaptan from ...
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  • High Injury Rates at U.S. Recycling Plants

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 25-Jun-2015

    Over the past two decades, there has been a strong movement in the United States toward eco-friendly practices such as recycling. Most major cities now have curbside recycling pickup in addition to garbage pickup to make it easy for citizens to recycle. As a result, recycling has become a big industry. Throughout the United States, there are an estimated 21,000 workers who process recyclable ...
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  • Protecting Workers from Arc Flash Accident Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 23-Jun-2015

    Arc flash accidents are an electrical phenomenon that occurs when an electrical current leaves its designated path and travels to another conductor or ground through the air. If a worker is directly hit by an arc flash or in close proximity to one, the result is usually severe injury or death. How Are Arc Flashes Caused? Many things from human error to faulty wire installations can cause an arc ...
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  • While most office jobs operate on a standard 40-hour work week with employees working 8 hour days from Monday through Friday, industrial sites that operate around the clock are generally not afforded that luxury. Because workers need to be onsite 24 hours a day, most industrial companies operate on 12-hour shift schedules. There are many different types of 12-hour schedules and each one has a ...
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  • The Dangers & Hidden Costs of Absenteeism at Work

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 2-Jun-2015

    As companies across the country try to do more with less, worker fatigue is becoming a growing problem as overworked employees struggle to keep up with increased demands. One consequence of having a fatigued work staff is that workers tend to ‘burn out” and take time off of work. The average absenteeism rate for an American worker is 3.1% - 64 hours each year. Common Reasons for ...
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  • 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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  • 5 Consequences of Working Excessive Overtime

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 9-Apr-2015

    The standard 40 hour workweek in the United States dates back to the Industrial Revolution. In the 1920s, Henry Ford – founder of Ford Motor Company – reduced his employees’ workweek from 48 hours to 40 hours under the belief that working too many hours in a week reduces productivity. While Ford may not have based his beliefs on scientific research, subsequent studies have shown ...
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  • Preventing Heat-Related Work Injuries & Illnesses

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 17-Mar-2015

    Spring has arrived, which means that summer is just around the corner and the temperatures are about to start rising—particularly in the southern regions of the country. While summertime weather can be great for lying on the beach, floating a river, or boating on a lake, the heat can be dangerous for outdoor workers. According to OSHA, 4,120 workers suffered a heat-related illness or injury ...
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  • Taking Toolbox Meetings Seriously

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 5-Jan-2015

    Worker safety is of paramount importance in any workplace. In dangerous industries such as construction, manufacturing, and drilling, communicating updated information and potential problems is key for preventing accidents. To promote good communication, toolbox meetings are used on a regular basis to keep workers informed of the risks associated with their tasks. Certain positions, such as ...
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  • How Heavy Is Too Heavy to Lift Safely?

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 20-Nov-2014

    Lifting bulky and heavy objects is a daily occurrence in many occupations. For those in industries such as warehousing, manufacturing, and other fields, the toll of consistently lifting objects can cause serious health issues. Employers are encouraged to properly train employees in safe practices that can be used to reduce the strain on areas such as the lower back and to provide the proper ...
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  • Most Hazardous Types of Machinery

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 18-Nov-2014

    Nearly every industry uses some type of machinery to complete necessary tasks every day. These machines and equipment are vital to performing work efficiently and quickly. However, many work-related injuries arise from the use of machines, and some machinery is especially dangerous for workers. Employers must ensure that all workplace equipment is safe and in good working order. As gears turn, ...
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  • Dangers Faced by Livestock Industry Workers

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

    Working with livestock may sound like a low-risk industry, but there are many ways that a worker can be injured while dealing with animals. Raising, transporting, and preparing livestock includes many steps involving thousands of workers performing different tasks, many of which involve heavy machinery and dangerous chemicals that can lead to serious injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor ...
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  • Does Every Industrial Job Require Safety Training?

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 27-Oct-2014

    From machinery to fumes, every industrial job comes with some kind of hazard for workers. Industrial workers perform essential tasks for society through constructing buildings, manufacturing items, and many other roles, but they face a higher risk of injuries than most other fields. Accidents can occur in any situation; however, to reduce the risk of harm, there are steps that workers can take to ...
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  • Top Hazards for Steelworkers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 9-Oct-2014

    Steelworkers, along with ironworkers, provide an essential role in our society by constructing frameworks for many buildings, along with other metal products. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 58,000 structural iron and steelworkers in the U.S. in 2012 in an industry that's quickly growing. However, these workers face many dangers while on the job, and the rate of injuries ...
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  • 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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  • The Workplace Dangers Faced by Welders

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

    The construction workplace is full of hazards, especially for those working with combustible materials. While some dangers come with the job, many of those that welders face can be avoided. Workplace safety is not just the responsibility of the people who own the company, it is also the responsibility of the supervisors to implement and maintain a safe workplace, from building a skyscraper to ...
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  • Types of Occupational Dangers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 21-Mar-2014

    While a typical workplace may not have too many occupational hazards, working in any type of industrial plant or refinery brings many dangers with it. From transportation facilities to electrical plants, workers are constantly put in high-risk situations. One wrong move or faulty mechanical part could result in a serious accident. Some of the most dangerous workplaces include: Construction Sites ...
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