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Fatal workplace injuries cause death of construction worker

Construction workers in Missouri are exposed to countless life-threatening hazards whenever they are on construction sites. According to the strict safety regulations that are prescribed by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers must assess all construction sites before work commences. Hazards must be identified and addressed to prevent construction worker injuries.

Missouri man killed in work accident when device exploded

Working in the recycling industry can be hazardous, as workers are often unprepared for what may be among the items to be recycled. The process typically requires multiple steps to be carried out in confined spaces, and the risks of exposure to explosions, fire and hazardous chemicals are ever present. A 20-year old worker recently lost his life in a work accident at a Missouri recycling plant, bringing the number of Missouri worker fatalities for 2015 to nine.

OSHA says fatal work accident at Ford plant was avoidable

Learning that the death of a loved one was preventable must be devastating. Six months after a fatal accident, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that its investigators determined that the death of this Missouri worker could have been avoided. The family learned that his employer's failure to comply with prescribed safety regulations that caused the fatal work accident.

Eye injuries to workers prevalent in some industries

Eye protection is an integral part of worker safety in many Missouri industries. However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the construction industry is among the top two on the list of potential eye injuries to workers. These workers are continually at risk of eye injuries caused by foreign objects, such as splinters and nails, chemical exposure, airborne debris, such as dust, radiation and more.

OSHA says company exposed workers to unsafe working environment

Following an investigation into a November 2014 workplace accident, a Missouri company is facing proposed OSHA penalties of $70,700. The inspectors of the Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the business owner provided an unsafe working environment. When workers have to work in hazardous conditions, they are at a distinct disadvantage, and they may ultimately suffer severe injuries or work-related illnesses.

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