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Workplace fatalities prompt action to improve safety in Georgia

Following the May death of a worker at a construction site in Georgia, business leaders are concerned about worker safety in the construction industry. A task force was formed in Columbia County to address the issue. It was reported that the issue identified as the first to receive attention involves the legitimacy of subcontractors that are used by developers in the county. Thousands of new cyberdefense workers have resulted in a housing boom in Columbia, and immediate action is required to avoid workplace fatalities.

Workplace injuries: Amputation of arm follows exposure to hazards

When workers are exposed to known hazards at their places of employment, the probability of personal injury is exceptionally high. Georgia employers who disregard worker safety will ultimately have to bear the consequences. In addition to losing profits due to workplace injuries, they will have to answer to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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