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June 2014 Archives

New York-area sanitation worker killed in work place accident

The legal process offers different options and resources for surviving family members of a loved one lost in a fatal workplace accident. A sanitation worker recently died a few hours south in the New York City area when he was pinned by a street sweeper. The workplace accident occurred when the worker was working on his own street sweeping vehicle and was hit and killed by another street sweeper. Although an investigation is underway, the other street sweeper apparently did not see the victim. The 43-year old worker had been with the department for 15 years and had a wife and four children.

New York construction worker killed in fall

Construction zones can be dangerous places if people do not have proper safety training. With the heavy equipment, dangerous tools and unpredictable environments construction workers can easily get hurt. These injuries can range from minor to severe. In some cases, fatal accidents occur on construction sites, even when safety precautions are taken.

New York company refuses to fix safety violations; fined by OSHA

Some employers refuse to take safety seriously. While employers have a lot of leeway when it comes to hiring and firing practices, there are many safety rules and regulations that most employers need to follow. The specific rules will depend on the employer's industry -- depending on the danger involved some industries are more heavily regulated.

Two New York workers hurt in train derailment

An injury is possible in most of life's activities. People can easily have accidents that cause injuries. However, the situation is usually a little different when a New York resident is injured at work. One, depending on the nature of the job, they may be placed at higher risk of serious injuries in the workplace. Two, people may not have control to stop an injury that occurs in the workplace.