Work-related deaths are typically preventable, which is why they're the center of controversy when they take place. In the United States in 2007, there were 5,657 workplace fatalities; they happened across many industries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has several safety checklists that must be followed in different areas of construction and industry. Personal Protective Equipment may be required, and there are several reasons why.
You've been injured at work, but now you have questions about your compensation. How can you file your claim? Can you look it up after it's submitted? Who else can see your claim? How long will it take to get approved or denied? Those are all very good questions that you should have answered before you submit your paperwork to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.
This boat crash that took place on the Ohio River has been reported as being a workplace accident, but the employees hurt may still need to be treated for their injuries. If you're in an accident like this, despite no one being at fault, you are able to seek compensation through worker's compensation. Workplace accidents caused by safety issues or poor regulations should be discussed with someone who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
In Ohio, you may have heard about this horrible report of a man killed while working in Potter County. The young 23-year-old was working in Youngsville, Pennsylvania, when the Caterpillar bulldozer he was using turned over on a hillside that may have been covered in ice or frost. The freezing weather may have caused the construction accident, according to the story.