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Grain worker loses leg in workplace accident involving auger

Workers in Missouri and elsewhere who are in the grain industry are typically exposed to multiple dangerous conditions. The first threat that comes to mind may be entrapment by grain, which reportedly can cause complete engulfment within 30 seconds. However, other, equally severe hazards can only be prevented by compliance with safety regulations. A man recently lost a leg in a workplace accident in another state that occurred when he stepped into a grain bin.

Construction worker drives scissor lift over 14th floor edge

While investigating workplace fatalities in Missouri or other states, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will focus on the employers' compliance with safety regulations. A 33-year-old construction worker in a neighboring state recently lost his life in an incident involving a scissor lift. OSHA investigators will determine whether appropriate safety protocols were followed.

General Dollar cited for violations of federal safety regulations

All employees in Missouri, even those working in retail stores, have the right to safe workplace environments. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations specifically for the protection of workers in retail environments. Violations of federal safety regulations can lead to substantial penalties for the business owner.

Workplace accidents have claimed 24 Missouri lives since October

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently reported an alarming number of workplace fatalities in a four-state region that includes Missouri. According to the agency's records, workplace accidents since October in this area have claimed the lives of 45 employees. Twenty four occurred right here in Missouri. A general contractor with many years of experience noted that, although accidents do happen, on-the-job fatalities are preventable.

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