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March 2012 Archives

Injured worker compensated after being forced to return to work

Certain safety standards must be upheld in every New York workplace to protect employees -- not just from workplace injuries but also from intimidation and harassment that might follow such an injury. Injured workers should not be faced with the option of either returning to work while injured and risking possible further injury, or being punished by their employer.

OSHA fines growing business over safety regulation violations

Every New York workplace has the responsibility to ensure its employees are kept safe and to minimize the risk of workplace injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a division of the United States Department of Labor and is responsible for making sure safety regulations are created and enforced.

Two contractors convicted after 2009 construction accident

Any workplace can become a dangerous one when the proper precautions are not taken to ensure that employees are kept safe. This danger is amplified when there is a construction accident, due to the nature of the equipment often found on construction sites.

World Trade Center construction site accident was a close call

Accidents at job sites can often leave physical scars at the scene, both on people and their surroundings, because of the volatile nature of some machines. Similarly, accidents on construction sites are often amplified because of the sheer weight of the equipment needed to build buildings. And when accidents happen at one of the largest and highest-profile sites around, the results can be devastating.

New York issues findings on deadly workplace elevator accident

New York City investigators issued a report this week confirming that a gruesome workplace accident on a Manhattan office building elevator might have been prevented. The December accident killed an advertising executive who had just stepped onto the elevator when it began rising with its doors still open.