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September 2013 Archives

Coal miners getting easier access to benefits

Georgia residents who work in coal mines may find it easier to get benefits as a result of changes to federal black lung rules recently announced by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Program. According to the announcement, there will be two revisions made to the Black Lung Benefits Act of 2010 that will reinstate two provisions that were eliminated from the law in 1981.

Firefighter sustains minor injury during shop fire

A firefighter was injured while recently fighting a late-night fire at a health food store located in Albany, Georgia. The fire, which investigators believe to have started near one of the store's electrical outlets, was subsequently confirmed to be electrical in origin. Four firefighting units and a number of support vehicles responded to the blaze.

Georgia company facing OSHA fines

A Marietta company that provides architectural millwork and turnkey framing services has been fined $42,120 for several alleged health and safety violations. The agency began its inspection of the company in April as part of a targeting program that focuses resources on workplaces that have an above-average rate of illnesses and injuries.

Georgia workplace accident smothers 2 in trench collapse

The collapse of a trench at a construction site in Georgia killed two men who were trapped when the dirt wall gave way on Aug. 25. The workplace accident occurred during preparation for the expansion of an apartment complex. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration launched an investigation but said that it may take six months to know exactly why the cave-in occurred or if any OSHA regulations were violated.