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Ohio construction accident kills one and severely burns another

Construction jobs are among of the most dangerous work that exists. Working with heavy objects in unpredictable weather can be dangerous. For construction workers in Ohio, that combination turned out to be fatal. The construction accident left one man dead and another with severe burns on his hands and feet.

Ohio AEP Worker Seeks Relief after Injury Lowered His Capacity to Earn

On January 8, 2009, a plant employee had been working at a John Amos Power Plant owned by American Electric Power Company when a workplace accident changed his life forever. After a long recovery, the worker has chosen to seek relief from the courts and filed suit on January 4, 2011 for the injury that occurred nearly two years ago.

OSHA Fines Ohio Based Cooper Tire & Rubber for Willful Safety Violations

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., an Ohio based company, was fined over $206,000 by the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The fines were issued for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s failure to provide a safe environment for its workers at their manufacturing plants.

New OSHA Leadership in the Hot Seat, Critics Cannot Agree on Injury Reporting

In the past few years, the leadership at the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known more commonly as OSHA, has been completely revamped. The Obama administration brought in completely new officials to run the agency and focus on the issue of companies that violate workplace injury reporting rules.

Investigation into Ohio City Worker Fatality Leads to Four Citations

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.

Female Construction Worker in Stable Condition at Columbus Hospital

The 21st Street/Ohio 16 interchange project has caused problematic delays around the city for weeks as traffic has been diverted to alternative routes during the road construction. Commuters have not been the only ones whose lives have been altered by the construction project.

Columbus, OH Postal Processing Center Fined for Willful OSHA Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations totaling $210,000 in fines against the U.S. Postal Service. The citations were for five violations that were allegedly committed willfully at the processing center in Columbus, Ohio.

Chilean Miners Prepare to Go Home

The world watched with anticipation as news cameras filmed the 33 workers being rescued from the mine where they were trapped for the past two months. Their underground cavern had been dark, hot and humid causing work related injuries that could last a life time.

Construction Accident in Hudson, Ohio Kills Worker, Prompts OSHA Citations

Poland, Ohio excavation company A. Bagnoli and Sons has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in response to a construction accident that proved fatal. The deadly construction accident was caused by a trench cave-in at a Hudson, Ohio construction site.

Firefighters Remember Construction Accident

Three firefighters remember vividly the day their lives changed. Firefighters daily respond to reports of possible gas leaks at various locations, and October 31, 2008 began no differently than any other. Everything changed for the three firefighters when a construction worker entered the Hilltop fire station. He had suspected that a gas pipe had been punctured at the construction site he was working on.

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