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April 2014 Archives

Study shows ladder falls cause most Georgia workplace injuries

Studies have shown that workers falling from ladders number among the most common on-the-job accidents. Georgia workers and their families often suffer hardships after such falls and their earning capacity may never fully recover as the result of the injuries sustained. While the fall itself is naturally scary, this is followed by the painful impact and the realization that the workplace injuries may be severe enough to affect the remainder of their lives.

Untrained tree worker killed in on-the-job accident

Employers have a duty to ensure that their employees work in a safe environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations that employers in Georgia and other states have to comply with. Because construction sites generally pose serious dangers to workers, it is crucial to provide the workers with training to improve their understanding of the need for safety precautions, as well as the proper execution of safety precautions. Only by compliance with these safety regulations can yet another on-the-job accident be prevented.

Truck driver killed in workplace accident when forklift backs up

When a Georgia family loses a loved one while he or she is at work, the shock may be devastating. Apart from the huge personal loss, the unexpected expenses of a funeral and burial, along with the loss of income, could be overwhelming. The driver of a truck was recently killed in a workplace accident in another state.

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