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Missouri underground mine worker dies in work accident

Missouri mine workers are constantly facing hazardous situations and typically rely on their employers to protect them against workplace injuries. The lack of proper safety training and experience, along with inadequate supervision, often lead to workplace accidents. Ensuring safe environments for mine workers requires strict compliance with safety guidelines as prescribed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A tragic work accident recently claimed the life of a mine worker in Missouri.

Workers deserve proper protection against cold stress injuries

Construction workers in Missouri face multiple hazards when working outside during the winter. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes regulations to ensure workplace safety and expects all company owners to act in accordance with the rules. Unfortunately, delays bring about penalties, and expectations of employers often put workers at risk of suffering injuries related to extreme weather conditions.

Crane accident causes death of Missouri construction worker

Missouri workers have a right to safe workplace environments, and it is the responsibility of company owners to ensure that their workers carry out their duties on work sites that are free of known hazards and dangers. However, not all safety regulations are complied with, and it is not uncommon for workplace accidents to happen. Moving heavy loads is essential in the construction industry and present many safety hazards. A 31-year-old Missouri man recently lost his life in a crane accident on a construction site in a neighboring state.

Communication tower upgrades lead to more fatal fall accidents

Regardless of the size of a company, or the industry under which it is categorized, all Missouri workers are susceptible to the emotional, mental and financial ramifications of a workplace accident. As a result of the advancing technology in mobile equipment, more upgrades are required for communication towers, and this seems to be the cause of an increased number of fall accidents concerning communication tower workers. The 13 fatalities that occurred in that industry during 2013 exceeds the total number of deaths of communication tower workers in 2011 and 2012 combined. Though final figures for 2014 weren't available, 11 deaths had apparently been reported up until the time the news article was prepared.

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