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BLS Data Shows Workplace Deaths Reached 5-Year High

In 2021, a worker died while on the job every 101 minutes. Workplace fatalities reached a 5-year high in 2021, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics recording 5,190 deaths due to on-the-job injuries – an 8.9% increase from the previous year. The rate of fatal work-related injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers has also increased...

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Here Are the Most Common Winter Work Hazards

Pennsylvania workers can be exposed to many risks during the winter months. In Pennsylvania, snow, sleet, frigid temperatures, and violent winds are common in the winter. Unfortunately, winter weather can be dangerous for workers, whether they are doing outdoor work at a construction site or tasks that require shoveling snow. Employees injured in these conditions...

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Can I Sue If I'm Injured by Defective Machinery at Work?

You may have a strong case for a third-party lawsuit Employees injured by work machinery are typically allowed to file for workers' compensation benefits. However, if an employee is injured by defective machinery or faulty equipment, they may also be eligible for compensation from a "third party," - such as the manufacturer of the defective...

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Can New Hard Hat Tech Reduce Construction Head Injuries?

Construction Workers Face a Higher Risk of TBIs Hard hats are required protective gear at many Pennsylvania construction sites, but are they doing enough to protect workers from serious injury-causing and fatal construction accidents? Designers of a new type of hard hat say that hard hats protect workers from direct hits to the head but...

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Workers’ Compensation for Landscapers and Groundkeepers

If you were injured on the job, you should talk to a lawyer about your legal rights and options. Gardeners, lawn care professionals, greenskeepers, and other people who keep our lawns and gardens neat often sustain work-related severe injuries, according to a recent report about common landscaping injuries published by Occupational Health & Safety magazine....

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6 Summer Workplace Hazards You Need to Know

Here are the most common ways workers are injured in the summer months Work injuries rise during the summer months of June, July, and August. Hot days increase the risk of heat illness, but sky-high temps aren't the only thing that makes summer more dangerous for workers in Pennsylvania and across the nation. According to...

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Forklift Accidents Often Cause Serious Workplace Injuries & Fatalities

Forklift accidents in warehouses and other workplaces often occur, resulting in severe injuries and workplace fatalities. Injured workers are usually eligible for workers' compensation when these accidents happen, but the process of obtaining benefits can be complex. If you're not careful, you could end up missing out on the workers' comp benefits you're entitled to....

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Keeping Workers Safe From Conveyor Belt Injuries

Conveyor belt accidents often lead to severe injuries Warehouses, factories, and many other manufacturing facilities use conveyor belts to move boxes and other products throughout the building. Unfortunately, conveyor belt systems can be dangerous and cause serious and sometimes fatal workplace injuries. If you sustained an injury due to a conveyor belt accident, you have...

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Falls Are the Leading Cause of Death in Construction

Construction accidents often involve falls from ladders, scaffolding, roofs If you work in the construction industry, a fall from height is a fatal hazard that you're faced with on many days. Data shows that falls are the leading cause of death in construction accidents. In 2020, there were a total of 1,008 construction fatalities—351 of...

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