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Diver dies in work accident when safety regulations are violated

Regardless of the industries in which Missouri workers are employed, safety hazards will be present. Employers in all industries must ensure their workers are protected by removing known hazards and following safety regulations at all times. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a company owner to disregard safety regulations with little or no consideration that it may lead to a work accident with devastating consequences.

Company classified as severe violator after fatal work accident

Too many Missouri workers lose their lives or are severely injured in preventable workplace accidents. Employers must provide work environments that are clear of known hazards. Unfortunately, some company owners choose to disregard the safety regulations that are prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Such negligence may lead to a fatal work accident.

Forklift operator dies in work accident in warehouse

Forklift drivers in all industries should receive adequate training in the operation of forklifts. The U. S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires company owners to ensure that forklift operators are qualified and aware of all potential hazards. Due to the high rate of fatalities involving forklifts in the workplace, OSHA initiated a program to educate employers and employees in Missouri and two neighboring states about the potential hazards and how to prevent a work accident that involves a forklift.

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.

Jury finds company partially liable for disabling work accident

Most workers in Missouri are covered by the workers' compensation insurance fund. The fund's objective is to provide financial aid to workers who suffer workplace injuries. Workers are prohibited from filing a claim against their employers unless a third party is found to have been responsible for the work accident. The only monetary compensation an injured worker can commonly expect from workers' compensation covers medical expenses and lost wages. However, a civil claim against a third party may lead to additional compensation, such as pain and suffering, along with other damages allowed under state laws.

Electrical shock causes untimely death in Missouri work accident

Company owners in Missouri have an enormous responsibility to their employees. They have a duty to provide safe workplace surroundings and to take all the necessary steps to avoid the occurrence of a work accident. However, it is not uncommon for company owners to disregard some of the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

How do I protect my legal rights after a work accident?

Missouri construction workers are likely aware that they often have to face working conditions that are more dangerous than in any other profession. While various regulations and safety programs endeavor to avoid the occurrence of a work accident, the regularity of on-the-job accidents in the construction industry is alarming. Victims of such accidents are often unsure of what steps to take in order to protect themselves and their legal rights.

Work accident after worker fails to understand English training

Company owners in Missouri have a duty to provide their workers with sufficient training to enable them to complete the tasks they are expected to do. In addition, workers should receive training in the safe operation of any equipment they will be required to operate. Employers who disregard the strict safety regulations that are prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may be held responsible if a work accident occurs.

Kellogg's worker dies after ladder-fall injuries in work accident

Missouri workers may know that ladder-falls make up a large percentage of injuries and fatalities in workplace accidents. Business owners are responsible for the safety of all their workers and are required to abide by the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in an attempt to avoid a work accident. In addition to providing safe working environments and proper protective clothing, employers have to provide adequate safety training and ensure that workers are aware of the potential hazards associated with every task.

Court awards victim of work accident with handicap accessible van

When Missouri workers whose jobs involve heavy motorized equipment are involved in workplace accidents, the resulting injuries can be severe and life-changing. Such accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and if proper safety regulations are not observed at all times, it can result in death or injuries that may lead to disabilities. Business owners are responsible for the safety of all their workers and are required to abide by the strict safety regulations as prescribed by OSHA to avoid a work accident.

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