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September 2013 Archives

Is your back killing you?

Back pain is a big problem for many workers in New Jersey. It not only causes pain and discomfort for millions, and is the second most common reason for people to visit a doctor, but it leaves 2.4 million chronically disabled. For those who have to stand and lift in the job, working in a factory assembly line or as a nurse in a health care facility moving patients, the risk of injury is high.

Construction worker drowns in pipe during downpour

Construction work can present numerous dangers and risk to workers' lives. From deadly falls from roofs and scaffolding, to being electrocuted, to being buried in a trench or run over by heavy equipment, workers must be constantly on guard to prevent work place accidents and injuries that can result in the need to file a workers' compensation claim.

Worker burned by accident involving downed power lines

Severe weather in New Jersey Thursday night left areas of the state without power. These days, power outages are more than a slight inconvenience. In addition to leaving us uncomfortable without air conditioning and fans, or dangerous to food safety, as refrigerator warm and freezers thaw, our world has grown ever more dependent on electrical devices. Electricity is essential for computers and cellphones, and those devices control much of our daily interaction with the world.

Family of crane accident victim settles for $1 million

Last year a collapse of a large construction crane on a work site in Manhattan cost a New Jersey man his life. Last month, his family settled the lawsuit they brought after his death for $1 million. In the settlement agreement, the contractor that owned and operated the crane did not admit to any wrongdoing.