Workplace Accidents

The restaurant industry includes many different types of services, such as fast food services and fine dining. Yet, everyone working in a commercial kitchen is at risk due to the many dangerous workplace conditions present. Commercial kitchens have the potential to cause serious work-related injuries and even death to workers. Occupational health and safety officials…

Individuals who work alone are more prone to certain hazards and risks compared to those who are part of a group or team. They are more vulnerable to workplace violence and workplace accidents because there is no one to assist them. These risks are especially concerning for solo workers pulling long, late-night shifts. However, there…

Formaldehyde continues to be a frequently needed chemical in many workplaces, plants, and manufacturers around Pennsylvania and the rest of the nation. In fact, formaldehyde has many uses for modern consumers and commercial enterprises. At the same time, formaldehyde should be considered potentially dangerous to workers consistently around the substance. In fact, the Occupational Safety…

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 5,250 work-related fatalities in 2018, which is an increase of two percent compared to 2017. Transportation accidents accounted for 40 percent of all worker fatalities. Commercial truck drivers, including drivers of tractor-trailers, had the most fatalities of any specific occupational group. The rate of deaths for loggers, fishermen,…

When a worker is injured or has a fatal workplace accident, state and federal authorities look at multiple criteria to determine the cause of the incident and whether the employer is responsible for any of the circumstances that led to it. A recent incident involving a Pennsylvania-based company is an example of the type of…

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