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September 2014 Archives

Georgia worker dies in accident

A 24-year-old man was killed on Sept. 18 when a top-heavy piece of equipment shifted when being moved at a Dalton, Georgia, company facility. The man, an employee of a contracting company, was killed when the equipment knocked him to the ground.

Answering questions about workers' compensation

A Georgia worker who has been injured on the job may have concerns about how to obtain workers' compensation benefits. Additionally, there may be questions about responsibility in the situation. It is important to recognize that workers' compensation is the primary means of covering the costs associated with suffering an on-the-job injury.

The risk of injury faced by construction workers

Construction workers in Georgia are likely to recognize that there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of on-the-job injuries. They face all sorts of hazards at work, including the risk of being struck by moving or falling machinery or the risk of a scaffolding accident. Workers who are exposed to asbestos and chemicals may also encounter health hazards at their place of work.

Combustible dust hazards at the workplace

Georgia residents who face daily dangers at the workplace may appreciate a recent report exposing the hazard caused by combustible dust. According to the report, 185 Chinese workers were injured and 75 others died because of a combustible dust explosion at a metal products factory in the eastern Hiangsu Province of China in August. Prior to the fatal dust explosion, the dangerous dust particles which filled the air also caked the skin and clothing of the factory workers before the explosion.