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Workplace Injuries in Poultry Processing Plants

By Jeff Brown |

When we think of injuries that occur on the job, we usually think of construction sites; falling from scaffolds; slip and fall accidents; perhaps even repetitive stress injuries received over time. What we rarely think about are folks who work at processing plants and face injuries just as significant as those on a construction… Read More »

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Injuries & Deaths at Tampa Electric Co. Plant

By Jeff Brown |

On June 29th, two people were killed and four injured in a major incident at the Tampa Electric Co. plant in Apollo Beach, Florida. Workers were reportedly fighting for their lives with burns covering most of their bodies due to molten slag—the byproduct created at the plant when coal is burned for electricity—gushing out… Read More »

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New Rules Aimed At Reducing Slip and Fall Accidents Could Leave Employers Liable

By Jeff Brown |

New rules finalized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which will go into effect on January 17th of the new year, require all employers to take stringent steps to prevent slip and fall accidents. While the construction industry has long been dealing with such requirements, these rules now essentially apply to all… Read More »

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Recovering for Repetitive Stress Injuries from Work

By Jeff Brown |

Workers’ compensation claims often arise when an employee is involved in a job-related accident and suffers a traumatic injury. However, not all work-related injuries occur because of a single incident. Instead, many employees sustain repetitive stress injuries, which can develop from repeating the same movements over and over on a daily basis. These injuries… Read More »

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Third Party Negligence can Cause Construction Site Accidents

By Jeff Brown |

Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured in preventable accidents that take place while they at work. Construction sites can be extremely dangerous places, with hazards at every turn. At many construction sites, there are open heights, unfinished structures, heavy machinery, deep ditches, and exposed electrical wiring, as well as other dangers that… Read More »

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