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Workplace Injuries

Shippingport power plant accident kills 2, injures 4

An early morning explosion at the Bruce Mansfield Power Plant in Beaver County filled an underground pit with sludge killing two contractors. Four others were injured. The two contractors who were killed worked for Enerfab Corp.   It is reported that...
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Is your workplace too loud?

Workplace injuries aren't limited to painful neck or back injuries or carpal tunnel syndrome. There are injuries that can accumulate over time and be invisible to the naked eye. One of these is hearing loss. According to the Occupational Safety and...
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Amputation leads to fines at chicken processing plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) isn't playing chicken with fines for willful safety violations on the job. When a worker at Birdsboro Kosher Farms Corp. in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, lost a thumb while operating a mixer, OSHA decided to...
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Workers may suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome

There are many types of injuries that can occur while a person is working. We can likely list dozens of different ways that a person doing manual labor can get injured, but what about people who do clerical work or...
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OSHA to make workplace injury records public

Beginning July 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor will require employers to provide information about injuries and illnesses that their workers have suffered on the job. Employers will have to provide...
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Is your office a minefield of hidden dangers?

It's not hard to imagine how construction workers or others engaged in heavy industrial work could get injured on the job. Falls from a height, malfunctioning heavy machinery, chemical spills or fires can be serious dangers at such job sites,...
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Daylight savings-related fatigue leads to increased injury risk

Many people felt the impact of losing an hour of sleep last weekend when we set our clocks ahead for spring. But according to research cited in an article of The Atlantic, more people than usual may have felt the...
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What are some common repetitive-stress injuries?

Repetitive stress injuries are injuries resulting from repeating a motion over and over, often leading to inflammation, pain, numbness and tingling. These types of injuries are also called "overuse" injuries, and can also occur outside the workplace. Some athletes, for...
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Pennsylvania ahead of national average for body part compensation

How much can you get for a lost leg? How about an index finger, or even an ear? The answer depends on the state where you live. Each state is allowed by Congress to determine on its own how much...
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How do I know if my workplace violates OSHA regulations?

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor protects American workers' right to work environment where they are unlikely to be seriously hurt or killed by a known hazard. To that end, OSHA has...
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Workplace violence: Sometimes unexpectedly quiet

Media outlets throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio -- and the rest of the world -- provided extensive coverage of the killings of a reporter and cameraman on live TV last month. The chilling video was a graphic illustration of workplace violence....
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Armstrong County gas line explosion causes a workplace injury

A workplace accident in Worthington, Pennsylvania has caused a workplace injury to one male worker. At an Armstrong County, Pennsylvania compression station, a worker was operating a backhoe. While operating the backhoe, the worker accidentally collided with a high pressure...
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