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March 2015 Archives

Safety violations often cause workplace injuries and fatalities

One of many hazards faced by workers in Georgia and elsewhere is working in trenches. Projects that can require trenches include installing cables, burying utilities and pouring foundations. Many workplace injuries and even deaths have resulted from company owners not complying with safety regulations that are prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Film producer sentenced after fatal workplace accident on set

Following up on a blog post from March 6, 2014 about a fatality on a Georgia movie set ("On-the-job accident kills film crew member in Georgia"), the film director recently pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing and involuntary manslaughter in a Georgia court. This followed a workplace accident that resulted in the death of a 27-year-old camera crew member on the set of a film about Gregg Allman. The camera assistant was working on the railroad when she was struck by a train.

On-the-job accident leads to death of concrete worker

One of the many safety hazards workers in Georgia are exposed to is falling from heights. If an employer fails to obey the strict safety regulations prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workers may suffer catastrophic injuries or even die in an on-the-job accident. In addition to providing proper safety training, workers should be supplied with the necessary fall protection equipment when working at elevated positions.

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