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Look out below! Roof collapse in Colorado due to heavy snow.

As the winter months continue, we also continue our informal series on snow-related workplace hazards. Previously we’ve discussed some of the dangers that ski resort workers can face while on the slopes as well as hazards associated with snow removal. But snow-related work accidents can affect employees who are indoors as well.

Ski season in Colorado also brings avalanche dangers for workers

It's that time of year again: ski and snowboard season. Colorado residents have already had some time to hit the slopes and enjoy some fun outdoor activities. And as visitors continue to flock into the state to enjoy the slopes, resort and ski hill personnel are on the lookout for dangerous conditions, such as avalanche conditions.

It's that time again: Black Friday! Dangerous for retail workers?

If you work in the retail industry, you are well aware of Black Friday. This day traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. With so many deals and door busters, people often map out their shopping strategy, taking into account the other holiday shoppers they are sure to run into.

Worker crushed by rebar load dies at hospital

When a worker suffers a serious injury at a job site, such as a crush injury, there is typically an investigation to look into the cause of the accident. These types of investigations can take weeks and even months. Often the first concern is whether the area is safe for workers to return to work.

As rebuilding begins after flood, risk of worker injury could rise

Thumbnail image for Eley_9202013_1.jpgAt least 17 counties have been affected by the Colorado flooding. More than 2,000 homes have been destroyed and thousands of people have been applying for federal aid. As officials continue to respond to the devastation, the Governor has selected a Chief Recovery Officer to make sure that restoration and rebuilding stays on schedule.

Colorado DOT still investigating cause of construction accident

As we mentioned in an earlier post, an increase in the number of construction jobs in Colorado could mean an increase in construction site-related injuries. Before the weather cools, road construction continues across the state. But road construction can be dangerous for both drivers and workers.

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