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December 2013 Archives

New Jersey worker killed in distribution center accident

A worker employed at an Amazon.com distribution center in Avenel, New Jersey, died in an industrial accident at the facility earlier this month. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the accident, but it may be months before we find out the results.

Temporary workers suffering injuries at alarming rates

A trend is growing more popular across the nation that is changing the face of some industries. There are many reasons for this shift, and of course many conflicting opinions over why it has occurred, but more and more companies are looking towards temporary workers to fulfill their staffing needs.

Feds award contracts to companies with labor violations

When it comes to regulating safety, health and wage regulations, the federal government has a significant amount of resources devoted to creating regulations, inspecting business and enforcing the regulations by punishing violations. The Department of Labor and its agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), work to protect workers and stop violations.

New Jersey care facility cited by OSHA for serious violations

Workers are exposed to a wide variety of risks in the workplace. We often discuss construction accidents, due to the significant number of fatalities and severe injuries that constructions workers suffer every year. But workers in other industries also are subject to dangers, ranging from deliver drivers, who are constantly exposed to the risk of injury on the streets and highways of New Jersey, to healthcare workers who often suffer back injuries caused by lifting patients.

Construction accident at football stadium results in fatality

There are many potential risks that can arise in connection to construction work. For example, construction workers sometimes end up working in locations that pose falling risks, such as tall structures with significant openings.