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March 2012 Archives

Woman loses foot, receives compensation benefits after appeal

If someone from Ohio is injured while on the job, and she or he is unsure of whether compensation will be awarded, it may be best to get some advice on the matter. Workers' compensation benefits can be hard to obtain if a court does not find in favor of the victim, but appeals are possible and, in one case, they were the reason that an injured individual finally received compensation.

Obesity may extend length of workers' compensation claim

Many workers in Columbus, Ohio, have been injured on the job. These injuries can turn into workers' compensation cases, and benefits can be retained for months while the broken ankle or torn rotator cuff heals. According to several studies, it seems that people who are obese are more likely to take more time to return to work.

Fatal fall kills man during construction of Masonic Lodge

Individuals working on a building or any sort of construction in Columbus, Ohio, may want to be more careful, even when they believe nothing could go wrong. A recent construction accident in another state reinforces this warning.

OSHA cites company that exposed workers to risk

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently cited Exel Inc. for nine workplace safety and health violations, six of which were considered willful. The violations occurred at a plant owned by Hershey Co. that was operated by the Ohio-based Exel. The proposed penalties include a fine that may cost the company more than $280,000. Another organization -- SHS Staffing Solutions -- has also been cited for one violation.

Twenty tons of steel fall at World Trade Center site

A recent event at a high-profile construction site underscores the safety that should be taken by employers in Ohio to ensure the protection of their employees. Recently at the site where the World Trade Center is being rebuilt, almost 20 tons of steel fell 40 stories. The construction accident luckily did not cause any injuries, but could have been incredibly damaging to anyone unlucky enough to be in the falling steel's path.

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