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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.

Falling accidents: Worker dies after fall from church beam

When Georgia construction companies plan projects, they are required by law to consider the safety regulations that apply. Work that has to be done at dangerous heights, such as on a roof, scaffolding or ladder, requires particular consideration. Workers who are expected to perform their duties at heights exceeding a prescribed level are exposed to the risk of falling accidents that may result in severe injuries or worse if they are not using proper fall protection.

Workplace accident causes death of worker after 30-foot fall

Many fatal workplace accidents are caused by workers falling from ladders, platforms and other types of lifts. The severity of the injuries suffered in accidents involving falls is not always determined by the distance the worker fell. A fall from the second or third step of a ladder is sometimes as devastating as a fall from a 30-foot platform. Employers in Georgia have to comply with the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). When a severe workplace accident occurs, OSHA will launch an investigation to determine whether any safety violations were violated.

Worker's death may have been caused by toxic exposure

Owners of Georgia companies involved in the manufacturing of polyurethane products have a responsibility to provide their workers with safe surroundings. In addition, workers should be informed about the hazards of toxic exposure and the course of action in the event of such exposure. Polyurethane products contain isocyanates, and exposure can cause lung problems, such as occupational asthma, and irritation of the skin, eyes, nose and throat.

Need help claiming after losing a limb in a workplace accident?

Georgia workers in industries where they are exposed to heavy machinery and equipment face life-threatening conditions on a daily basis. Losing a limb in a workplace accident is not uncommon in certain industries and can leave a victim having to adjust to a whole new lifestyle. In addition, he or she will likely experience financial anxiety -- not only about current medical bills, but also about future expenses related to an amputation.

Workplace accident causes death by asphyxiation of Georgia worker

Georgia workers rely on their employers to provide safe workplace surroundings that protect them against suffering workplace injuries. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires company owners to comply with its strict safety regulations. In addition, they are expected to be proactive in providing safety training to employees and thereby minimize the chances of a workplace accident occurring.

Electrical shock causes severe burn injuries to Georgia worker

Employers in Georgia are responsible for the safety of their employees while they are on duty. The regulations of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration require strict compliance to avoid workplace injuries and fatalities. A worker recently suffered severe burn injuries from an electrical shock while he was working.

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.

A workplace accident risk is part of every worker's daily life

Construction and industrial workers in Georgia are typically exposed to dangerous situations whenever they are on duty. The personal injury hazards that workers have to cope with may threaten their ability to continue working and providing for their families. An employer is duty-bound to provide a safe working environment, along with safe equipment and the necessary safety training to prevent a workplace accident.

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