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September 2011 Archives

Federal hearing continues in workplace death of SeaWorld trainer

SeaWorld Orlando has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for willfully endangering employees by failing to take proper safety precautions. The citation stemmed from the 2010 death of one of SeaWorld's killer whale trainers.

Injuries to oil and gas workers increase

Some jobs are inherently dangerous. Coal miners, heavy equipment operators, and farmers are well known for having dangerous jobs. Other dangerous jobs, like king crab fishing and ice road trucking, have even been made into reality television shows that emphasize the dangerousness of the job.

Hydrogen Sulfide a Danger to Colorado's Oil and Gas Workers

Contrary to statements from government and industrial officials, Nobel Energy has confirmed that its workers have been exposed to hydrogen sulfide, occasionally at higher-levels, while working at in the Piceance Basin gas field. Hydrogen sulfide, which naturally occurs, is a toxic and explosive gas that can cause respiratory issues when inhaled.

Colorado grain handling facility cited by OSHA for safety violations

In some instances, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate an employer in the wake of a work-related accident. OSHA tends to look for violations of federal safety standards and will issue a citation to the employer.

Brain injury rehab program provides long-term care for victims

Across the nation, researchers are constantly trying to determine how the brain functions and heals. These studies can help the recovery process for brain injury victims, a process that can be painful and long-term.

Colorado miners may be at risk for hearing loss and lung diseases

As we've seen in previous posts, a job can cause illness or disease over a period of time. Depending on the nature of the job, workers can suffer from occupational diseases that can become both financially and physically crippling.

Colorado professor researches spinal cord injury treatment

Workers injured in an accident on-the-job can face a long and painful recovery process. But a serious back injury can result in long-term pain and even permanent disability. Spinal cord injuries can leave workers with mobility issues and nerve damage, often leaving them unable to return to the work they had performed before the accident.

Three workers killed in explosion brought to Colorado

Workers who are injured in an accident on-the-job can claim workers' compensation benefits to help with some of the financial challenges that may arise. These benefits often cover the cost of medical bills and lost wages until the worker is able to return to work.

How a back injury can occur and how it could impact a worker

Workplace injuries can develop over a period of time or can be the result of a work accident. Injuries, such as back injuries, can be the result of repetitive movement or from a bad fall. Whatever the cause, a back injury can put a worker in a lot of pain.

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