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Workplace Accidents Archives

High rate of severe injuries in the oil and gas drilling industry

For years, there was an anomaly in the numbers concerning accidents in oil and gas fields. There was a high death rate among workers, but a low injury rate. One would expect there to be some correlation between these, but that's not what the data said. Drilling and fracking companies proudly noted the apparent low injury rate in the industry.

Workman's comp for construction workers

Over the past few years, the number of workplace accidents have continued to drop, thanks to a rise in safety standards. As Colorado employers continue to implement these safety measures, many benefits are retained, such as minimal work-related injuries or deaths, and fewer workman's comp claims. Although most industries have enjoyed a decline in workplace accidents, many others continue to rise, especially in construction.

Fatal injuries increase in American workplaces

For many years, the efforts of employers, lawmakers and agencies throughout the country have been to minimize accidents in the workplace. The country is better when our working environments are safer. Stopping serious and fatal accidents, of course, is one of the most pressing priorities in this safety initiative.

Possible workers' compensation claims after ski worker death

Winters in Colorado bring a lot of snow, which also means more visitors to the Loveland Ski Area. With the enhanced foot traffic to the area, employees work extensively to maintain equipment and make repairs as needed in order to keep visitors as safe as possible. While keeping visitor's safe, it's also important for employers to keep the safety and health of their workers a high priority as well. With the recent tragedy of a Loveland employee, a workers' compensation claim for death benefits may be obtainable.

Death benefits claim may follow fatality at Garmin warehouse

Construction company owners in Colorado and all other states are responsible for the safety and health of their employees. Federal and state safety agencies govern workplace safety compliance with prescribed regulations. It is often said that many workers' compensation claims for death benefits might have been avoided if safety rules had not been violated.

Construction zone worker critically injured at work

Workers who build and repair the roads of Colorado put their lives on the line with every shift they work. Too many construction zone workers have been injured at work because of negligent drivers who pass the zones without caution. On a recent Tuesday morning, a construction worker was critically injured in Thornton.

Death benefits may be available for family of deceased worker

Maintenance workers in Colorado and other states face many different safety hazards as they go about their duties. The same goes for similarly employed people elsewhere, as was reported by a recreation center in a neighboring state. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that the agency is investigating an accident that led to the death of a maintenance worker. The incident may result in a workers' compensation claim for death benefits.

Tree worker fatally injured at work while cleaning up after storm

Utility workers and others who are involved in cleaning-up operations after storms in Colorado and elsewhere may not realize that they are putting their lives on the line. While flood waters can contain a brew of toxic chemicals and mold that could lead to long-term health problems, cutting damaged trees can be deadly -- particularly near power lines. This was precisely what led to an incident in another state in which a man was fatally injured at work.

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