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Toyota injury suits set for trial after recall settlement

The infamous acceleration issues that some Toyota vehicles reportedly experienced several years ago are back in the news. A settlement was recently reached between claimants and the automobile manufacturer for consumers who experienced economic loss due to associated recalls. No settlement has yet been reached for those claiming wrongful death against the company and its vehicles.

Daughter's wrongful death incites suit and political change

The tragic death of a mental health caseworker in another state early last year has spurred the victim's mother to action. Since the murder of the 25-year-old woman, some have questioned the safety of such workplaces in states across the nation, including Ohio. Her mother has been working as an advocate for improvements to workplace safety for all mental health workers in her state.

Man loses life in workplace accident, family may sue

Most warehouse workers in Ohio know the dangers of storage a large amount of a product. Large amounts of a product are stocked heavily and, perhaps, to an unsafe height. Negligence on the part of an employer can cause a fatal accident to occur to an employee, if certain safety procedures were not properly followed.

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.

Settlement reached in tragic 2010 mining accident

People in Columbus, Ohio may remember the terrible coal mining accident that occurred in April 2010. It left 29 men dead and would have certainly led to a large amount of wrongful death lawsuits if a settlement had not been reached recently.

Farm accidents may lead to wrongful death suits soon

Farmers in Ohio know the dangers of working in a grain bin. When grain is flowing onto a conveyor, it can become stuck in the bin. Many times, an individual will have to enter the bin to free up the grains that are clogging the flow. When this happens, an individual can quickly become buried, and it is possible for victims to then suffocate. One research group believes that every grain engulfment accident can be prevented with proper procedure.

Truck driver killed in serious crash

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.

Number of workplace fatalities in 2010 sees slight decrease

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is preparing to finalize a new version of a yearly report. The report, called the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, looks at workplace injuries that resulted in fatalities each year and determines if occupations in the country are becoming more or less safe. By analyzing this report, individuals in Ohio can gain a better understanding of the large number of workplace injuries that lead to wrongful deaths.

Ohio employees can request an OSHA inspection

Employees who believe that they are working in a hazardous environment or who think their employers may be violating safety and health regulations can contact OSHA to request an inspection. Workers can ask OSHA not to inform their employer who requested the inspection, but it is illegal for employers to retaliate against an employee who files a complaint about unsafe working conditions with OSHA. This includes firing, transferring or demoting the employee.

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