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Remembering the wrongful deaths of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire

This Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. When the top three floors of the factory caught on fire, 146 of the 500 employees at the factory lost their lives.

Furnace failure spills 9,000 pounds of molten metal; workers sue

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.

Honeywell refuses to comply with OSHA regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists to protect individuals and help ensure everyone has safe working environments. In order to make sure potentially dangerous conditions are as safe as possible, OSHA routinely inspects various businesses and jobsites. Companies who fail to meet health and safety checks put their workers at risk for serious injuries and even wrongful death.

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.

OSHA Asks for Extra Safety Precautions during Holiday Sales Events

Twinkly lights, red nosed reindeer, snow frosted trees and intricate flakes have started appearing in store windows all over Ohio, an indication that the holiday season is just around the corner. With the holiday season comes holiday sales. Beginning with Black Friday, the annual day after Thanksgiving sale, November and December are two of the busiest shopping months of the year.

Columbus Military Training Exercise Kills One Soldier, Injures Four Others

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.

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.

AT&T Employee Dies Pinned Against Cable Pole

Tragedy struck the home of one Columbus, Ohio worker early last week when the local man left for work but never returned. The 52-year old AT&T service employee was pronounced dead Tuesday morning after a homeless man found him crushed between his large service vehicle and a cable utility box.

Mother of Man Killed by Bear Advocates for Exotic Animal Ban

We recently wrote about Brent Kandra, the Elyria man killed by a bear last month while feeding the bear at the wildlife compound where he was employed. Although 24-year-old Kandra's death is still under investigation, his mother is already hard at work to ensure that changes are made.

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