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Barge causes Eads Bridge scaffolding fall that kills worker

A company in Missouri that specializes in painting industrial structures is being investigated for safety violations after the recent death of a worker. This is not the first life lost in a scaffolding fall during painting projects undertaken by this company. Previously, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited it for several deaths that followed workplace accidents in 2006.

Industrial accident claims life of unprotected Missouri worker

Missouri workers who perform their daily duties surrounded by machinery in industrial plants are often exposed to multiple safety hazards. This is true even for those who are fortunate enough to be employed by a company that complies with safety regulations as prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Unfortunately, many employers disregard the safety of workers, and lives can be lost in an industrial accident.

Scissor lift collapse causes fatal injuries to Missouri worker

On March 12, yet another Missouri family received the shocking news of the death of a loved one in a work accident. Despite the strict safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, accidents involving falls continue to take the lives of workers. Too many employers neglect to provide proper training to workers who are involved in scaffolding and mechanical lifting equipment operations. Furthermore, severe injuries -- or worse -- can be caused when mechanical equipment is not properly maintained.

OSHA blamed for ineffective prevention of occupational disease

Industrial chemicals are used in almost every industry nationwide, including in  Missouri. An investigation into the limits of exposure to chemical hazards that are set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has determined that it falls short of protecting workers from suffering occupational disease. The Center for Public Integrity says the Environmental Protection Agency's limits are significantly higher than the limits set by OSHA.

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