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Workplace Injuries Archives

Construction zone worker airlifted for medical treatment

Construction zone workers on Colorado highways will always be vulnerable. Not only does the traffic that passes through pose a risk but also the construction vehicles on site. A member of a construction crew on Highway 149 was airlifted to a hospital in Durango for medical treatment after a recent workplace accident.

ACL injuries can be painful and disabling

We hear about professional athletes suffering knee injuries all the time. These can occur when undue stress is placed on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) which connects the upper and lower parts of the leg. When the knee is twisted or bends too much, the ligament can stretch or partially tear. In severe cases, the ligament can be torn entirely. Some athletes recover from these injuries, while for others, an ACL injury marks the end of their careers.

Mental conditions can increase women's risks for work injuries

It's no surprise that personal stresses from home and family life and affect one's performance on the job. Now there is evidence that a person's mental state can increase the likelihood of a work injury. That's especially the case for women, as documented in a recent study published by the Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Health, Work and Environment.

Auto maker Tesla accused of under-reporting injured workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was established to ensure that workplaces are safe from hazardous conditions. Along with conducting regular inspections of Colorado companies, the agency is responsible for investigating reports of injured workers who suffer illnesses or injuries during the normal course of their duties. In the event an employer is found negligent, the federal agency issues citations and fines in order to correct the deficiencies.

Workplace injuries stemming from violence

There are enough concerns for workers trying to do their jobs and stay safe without adding the element of assaults and other violent attacks. According to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a 20 percent increase in workplace homicides from 2015 to 2016. The 500 reported homicides represented around 10 percent of all deadly occupational incidents across the country in 2016.

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