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July 2014 Archives

Special rescue team saves worker after workplace accident

A Georgia construction worker was recently successfully rescued by a specialized high-angle rescue team after he was injured while working approximately 50 feet off the ground. As part of the construction team that is involved in the reconstruction of the 13th Street bridge in Columbus, the worker was hit by an unidentified metal object in the region of his lower back. Fortunately, as per prescribed safety regulations, he was secured to a safety harness at the time, preventing this workplace accident from being fatal.

Electrocution causes truck driver's death in workplace accident

Company owners in Georgia may recognize the importance of providing their workers with safety training and keeping them updated on the strict safety regulations that are prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. However, when people have been working for many years, they may need to be reminded of safety procedures and potential hazards at regular intervals, as it is not uncommon for complacency to develop. Many an avoidable workplace accident have caused severe injuries and even deaths, leaving countless families with financial difficulties after medical and end-of-life expenses.

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