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September 2017 Archives

Recyler fined with $25,000 for negligent operating of machinery

Business owners in New Jersey are responsible for the health and safety of their employees. One of their responsibilities is to ensure only qualified personnel operate equipment such as forklifts. Negligent operating of machinery can cause catastrophic injuries or death in the blink of an eye.

5 injured on the job in confined space -- only 3 survive

Confined space and hazardous gases pose deadly risks to workers in New Jersey and other states. Both these hazards are covered by the safety regulations prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. However, noncompliance is more common than what people might think, and this might have been the case in an accident that caused five people to be injured on the job -- two of which did not survive.