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May 2013 Archives

Carpal tunnel may develop over time, but can be debilitating

Sudden accidents at a job site or plant often make news headlines. Catastrophic events that occur unexpectedly have a certain kind of news value. But when it comes to workplace injury, a great number of people are injured over a period of time—sometimes after years on the job—from repetitive use.

Georgia Power says Plant Bowen blast employee error

In early April, an explosion erupted at Plant Bowen, a coal-fired power plant in Georgia. Three workers suffered injuries in the blast. We covered the story in Mid-April. Since that time, new information has arisen regarding the potential cause of the workplace accident. Notably, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened a probe into the accident—that investigation is not yet complete.

Injured Macon-Bibb firefighter recovering from surgery

On May 1, news broke that a fire had occurred at the Pactiv Advanced Packaging Solution facility near the Middle Georgia Regional Airport. Macon-Bibb County firefighters responded to the blaze at the packing plant—something that any Georgia resident should expect. Typically, people may expect that firefighters and other emergency responders can be exposed to hazards of the job. Obviously, firefighters are exposed to flames and smoke in any effort to control a blaze. But, firefighters may also suffer other forms of work-related injuries.

Georgia woman denied medical benefits for using own doctor

Most Atlanta, Georgia workers may understand that state laws require employers to provide workers' compensation benefits to cover work-related injuries. Injuries may occur in a wide variety of ways, ranging from a workplace accident to a repetitive use issue such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Occupational illnesses caused by exposure to toxins or bad air may also qualify under workers' compensation laws in Georgia.