In March of last year, the Kent Central Gateway transit center construction site was involved in an accident that took a man's life. The construction accident killed one of the employees working for a subcontractor, a concrete company from Akron, Ohio. According to reports, the deceased individual was a 49-year-old male from Barberton, Ohio.
In 2008, a terrible trucking accident rocked one man's family forever. The man, a semi driver, was killed in a crash with another truck. In the aftermath, his family filed a lawsuit against the company that owned the other truck involved in the accident and allowed the irresponsible driver behind the wheel, despite his history of unsafe driving. The wrongful death suit ended when the deceased's family was awarded $7 million. Trucking companies in Ohio and elsewhere have strict regulations to follow and can be held responsible if they fail to comply.
Earlier this month, a construction accident took the life of a 40-year-old construction worker from Akron, Ohio.
Unfortunately, many construction workers are injured and killed in Ohio and across the country each year. Some advocate groups have asked drivers to pay more attention when they are passing through a construction zone, hoping to lower the risk of construction accidents occurring for workers who spend their time repairing and rebuilding roads.
In Ohio, more than five million people head to work each day. Unfortunately, workplace accidents claim the lives of some of those people each year. In an effort to recognize those people, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation decided to honor the 145 men and women who lost their lives while on the job in the past year.
An internationally-based steel firm has been fined $563,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after three repeat and seven willful safety violations at a plant in Ohio.
Last Thursday, April 28th, was the annual Workers' Memorial Day. Although Ohio recognizes workers who lose their lives in workplace accidents, it seems like the government is still falling short of preventing on-the-job deaths.
Individuals who work in high-risk professions expect their employers to take every possible step to ensure their safety. For employers, that means not only providing adequate on-the-job training, but also demanding a high standard of excellence in every product and piece of equipment that the company uses. Companies that manufacture, distribute and install that equipment also have a duty to ensure that it is safe for those who will be using it.
On May 7, 2010, a public works employee had been directed to inspect and clean a sewer line located on Yankee Road in Middleton, Ohio. The 31-year-old worker died from nitrogen fumes inhaled during a workplace accident on the site. In an attempt to rescue the young worker, three firefighters were injured. The fatality prompted the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Public Employees Risk Reduction Standards Department to conduct a full investigation into the incident. The investigation spanned over a nearly six month period.
It may be unfamiliar to some, but enrolling with the military is just like accepting a position with a corporation. The military is a job where soldiers earn wages, are given time off and sometimes suffer from work-related injuries. A veteran soldier died this month from a head injury suffered in a training exercise that left four others injured.