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OSHA conducting investigation after fatal accident at company

Any time one works around heavy machinery, there is a danger of suffering a serious work accident, even though most companies have safeguards in place to protect employees. When an accident does occur, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is likely to conduct an investigation to determine what went wrong. In Missouri and elsewhere, workers are still injured on the job through no fault of their own.

Workplace safety inspection leads to heavy fines for violations

Those who are employed in the industrial field face many hazards due to the nature of the job. However, the majority of employers exercise due diligence in an effort to ensure workplace safety. Unfortunately, there are some work environments that pose a greater danger to the well-being of employees. There are likely many Missouri employees who have suffered a work-related illness or injury through no fault of their own.

Tunnel worker injured in another construction accident at site

Throughout the warmer weather months, the sights and sounds of construction can be a sign of a thriving economy and healthy job market. However, this type of labor comes with its own inherent risks and dangers, which can result in a construction accident and a worker suffering a serious injury. There are likely many Missouri residents who have been injured on the job and need to rely on the workers' compensation program to stay afloat financially.

Man suffers serious arm injury in construction accident

Construction work may be a rewarding job when plans are completed and a new structure is ready for use. However, it can also be a dangerous undertaking that can cause significant injuries, such as occurred in another state recently when a man suffered an arm injury. When a Missouri worker is seriously injured on the job, workers' compensation attorneys can provide assistance in these challenging circumstances.

OSHA updates some rules for workplace injury and illness reports

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is charged with overseeing every aspect of worker safety -- including tracking illnesses caused by work environments. In order to improve its ability to monitor instances of a work-related accident or illness, OSHA recently implemented new guidelines for employers. These new rules were implemented to safeguard the rights of workers here in Missouri and across the country to report on-the-job injuries and illnesses.

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