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Work accident: FedEx worker trapped in machinery

FedEx has an enormous network countrywide in which about 80,000 employees deliver more than 7.6 million packages daily. This leaves the company with a massive responsibility to provide safe workplace environments at all its facilities. Two employees were recently injured in a work accident that involved a conveyor belt at one of the company's Missouri distribution centers based in Springfield.

OSHA reminds grain handlers of potential workers' injuries

The number of workplace accidents that occur at grain-handling facilities in Missouri is a matter of concern for authorities, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A spokesperson for the agency refers to these fatalities as incidents and not accidents. He says grain-bin deaths or injuries can be prevented, and because an accident is something that is unavoidable, these instances do not qualify as accidents.

Construction worker survives severe electric shock

Many company owners in Missouri and elsewhere fail to recognize the importance of safety training. Every construction worker must be informed of the potential hazards of his or her job, and training must be provided to equip employees with knowledge of how to protect themselves against these dangers. Failure to teach employees the dangers of basics, such as not to mix electricity and water, is unacceptable.

Industrial accident: Worker's death may lead to third-party claim

Working around powered industrial trucks on worksites in Missouri and other states is always dangerous. A host of things can go wrong, and serious injuries can be the result. One such an industrial accident recently claimed the life of a worker in a neighboring state.

Work-related illness: OSHA says heat stroke death preventable

Every year, thousands of workers lose their lives in workplace accidents. Employers in Missouri and elsewhere are responsible for the safety and health of employees while they are on duty. However, not all injuries involve broken bones or skull fractures. Some suffer occupational illnesses that are caused by conditions at work. One such work\-related illness is heat stroke, and it caused the death of a worker in Poplar Bluff this past July; federal investigators have since determined that this fatality was avoidable.

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