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Wrong-way driver allegedly caused workplace accident on I-70

Road construction zones on Missouri highways will always be dangerous areas, despite the many warning signs to alert drivers of the hazards they are approaching. Negligent driving in construction zones threatens the lives of motorists and workers. In 2012, a worker for the Missouri Department of Transportation lost his life in a workplace accident on Interstate 70 when a drunk driver struck him.

Fall causes tree trimmer's ankle fracture and shoulder injuries

Working at heights pose significant dangers to workers in Missouri -- especially if they are not provided with adequate personal protective equipment and proper safety training. A fall from any height can cause severe injuries and, in some cases, even death. A Columbia landscaping company owner was recently cited for three safety violations related to an incident in which a tree trimmer was injured.

OSHA investigates unreported fatal construction accident

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 349 construction workers nationwide died in falls in 2014. Eighty one were roofers. Despite the strict safety protocols prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, some company owners continue to disregard workers' safety. OSHA is looking into an October construction accident on a Missouri site that claimed the life of yet another roofer.

Occupational disease investigation reveals more safety violations

In some factory settings, Missouri workers are exposed to occupational hazards in almost every activity in which they participate. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently reported on an investigation into exposure to dangerous chemicals that can cause occupational disease. During the course of the inquiry, investigators found life-threatening safety violations in several other areas of the factory.

Fall from forklift fork claims life of construction worker

A significant percentage of workplace deaths nationwide, including in Missouri, are linked to motorized vehicles on construction sites. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations that are specific to such vehicles. The regulations cover the operation of the vehicles and the hazards related to the safety of loads transported on them. The name of a construction worker who lost his life in another state was recently added to the list of fatalities in the construction industry.

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