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Maximum Sentence for Coal CEO Shows Shortcomings of Justice System in Protecting Workers

This April, the CEO of a coal company faced criminal sentencing for his role in the death of 29 miners who worked for his company. Safety News Alert reported the CEO was the “most prominent American coal executive ever convicted of a charge related to the deaths of miners.” He reportedly micromanaged virtually everything which was…

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Gas Line Risks For Philadelphia Workers

Workers on construction sites are frequently required to dig under the ground and are frequently required to use heavy machinery when remodeling or erecting a building. Unfortunately, whenever digging is occurring, there is a risk a gas line will be punctured.  Gas companies and municipalities are supposed to provide information on where gas lines are located….

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Seven Steps to Preventing Falls in Philadelphia Workplaces

Falls are the single most common cause of fatalities on construction sites. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) warns falls caused 349 out of 874 fatalities on construction sites in 2014. Falls are also common in other industries as well. Falls can occur on the same level or on a different level, and in addition…

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Preventing Philadelphia Workplace Injuries in Cold Weather

As Philadelphia winter weather arrives, there is plenty of cause for concern about health risks of cold weather for those working jobs outdoors. From telephone repairmen and line installers to other field repairmen to those who shovel snow to construction workers completing repairs outdoors, there are plenty of employees who must regularly brave winter weather…

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Philadelphia Workplace Injuries Exacerbate Pre-Existing Conditions

Employees may receive workers’ compensation benefits in situations where they can demonstrate an injury was work related. Sometimes, however, an injury has more than one cause. An employee may already be suffering from a medical condition, and his job duties may make that condition worse. When this happens, it can become more difficult to determine…

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Preventing Philadelphia Injuries During Night Work

The risk of injuries is significantly higher among people who work at night, as compared with people who work during daytime hours. This discrepancy exists even after accounting for other factors that could impact the differing rates of injuries. There are many unique challenges associated with preventing injuries among people who work overnight shifts, but…

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Five Key Tips to Preventing Workplace Accidents in Philadelphia

Recently, the first new refinery built within the United States in almost four decades was finished. Construction of the refinery was a lengthy process, but surprisingly, the entire project was completed with no work injuries severe enough to cause any of the workers to make lost-time workers’ compensation claims.  More than 800 workers logged more…

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Protecting Philadelphia Employees Who Work Alone

Among the many safety tips provided to workers is the advice that employees should look out for each other. Workers who are doing their jobs together can alert each other to possible signs of danger and can seek prompt and immediate medical attention for their co-workers when something goes wrong.  Unfortunately, an attorney experienced in…

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