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June 2014 Archives

Safety violations uncovered after New Jersey warehouse accident

Temporary workers often long for permanent jobs with perks, health care coverage and retirement plans. Many Bergen County temporary employees may feel that they have no benefits whatsoever, but that's not true when it comes to safety. The well-being of all workers, including short-term employees, is the responsibility of employers and agencies hired to fill temporary positions.

Crane accident kills New Jersey worker at edge of Newark Bay

Tools, equipment and machines used in Bergen County construction projects can be dangerous for workers who aren't trained to use them. Qualifications and sometimes certifications are necessary to operate heavy machinery. Safety at construction sites also depends on employer attitudes toward safety, which can be influenced by deadlines and profits.

New Jersey worker dies in Maplewood masonry collapse

Safety can take a backseat when precautions aren't used to protect Bergen County construction workers. Employees may be seriously injured or die by failing to follow the right safety procedures or wear protective gear. The worker may be blamed, but in many cases, an employer or third party is liable for harm.

Back-to-back New Jersey industrial accidents kill 1, injure 1

Victims of work-related injuries are dependent upon swift action for medical care. Injured Bergen County employees and their families also expect workers' compensation claims to be handled expeditiously to pay for accident-related financial losses. Many families seek legal advice when claim delays and denials add pressure to an already-stressful situation.