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February 2014 Archives

More than 20 workers injured by gas leak at New York restaurant

Workplace hazards can come from a variety of sources. In a recent New York case an odorless, colorless gas is to blame for multiples injuries and a death. According to reports, a carbon monoxide leak at a New York restaurant started with a malfunction of the restaurant's heating system. Police claim that they were called to the restaurant - which is connected to a local mall - after one of the employees collapsed. Following their arrival many of the rescue workers began to get sick and a carbon monoxide leak was suspected.

New York bus driver killed by reckless driver

Tragedy can strike New York workers and their families on any given day. Most people may worry about on the job dangers causing a workplace accident that seriously injures or kills them. Therefore, people may do everything they can to keep themselves safe while at work. However, sometimes not everything in a workplace can be controlled by the employee - especially other people. Sometimes these other people's negligence can cause havoc for a worker and lead to serious injuries.

Worker dies after plant ignores safety regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently fined a New York recycling center more than $40,000 for safety violations following a fatal workplace accident. According to reports, on July 19, 2013 a worker at the New York plant died after being exposed to excessive heat. Prior to his death, the worker had been sorting demolition and construction debris on a conveyor line. Following the work, the employee suffered from a heat-related illness and died.

Governmental and private employees suffer injuries in New York

New York employers have a duty to keep their workers safe. Generally, this means that workplaces should be safe and provide the proper safety equipment to avoid accidents and injuries. Furthermore, this means that employers need to train employees properly and have procedures in place on how employees should respond to a workplace accident or other safety concern. Depending on the industry, the exact safety requirements could change. Employers should follow guidelines and rules created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.