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Industrial Workers' Accidents Archives

Atlanta home split in half in crane accident

A home in a suburb of Atlanta was split in half when a crane crashed into it earlier in the month of September. The residents of the home were inside the property at the time of the accident, but were able to escape safely. The home is located on Alexandria Court in Brookhaven.

Getting hurt on the job can result in deportation

Undocumented immigrants hold roughly 8 million jobs in the United States -- and those jobs are often highly-dangerous and poorly-paid. Industrial plant work, roofing jobs and landscaping are among the many common professions that are open to immigrants who lack the proper paperwork.

Chevron still being fined for safety issues after fire

On Aug. 6, 2012, the Number 4 crude unit at the Richmond Chevron refinery caught fire, sending 15,000 residents to the hospital. According to an investigation conducted by the United States Chemical Safety Board, the managers at Chevron failed to acknowledge warnings issued about a broken pipe.

Crush injuries present unique problems for rescuers

Crush injuries are a terrifying possibility for construction workers and industrial plant employees -- both of whom work in industries where large pieces of equipment are used and heavy loads of raw materials are frequently moved around.

What should you do if someone suffers inhalation chemical burns?

Chemical burns are a serious problem in the industrial world where handling chemical compounds, solvents and acids is a commonplace activity. Employees can actually be seriously burned simply by inhaling the fumes of some chemicals.

How can forklift accidents be prevented?

Forklifts are convenient pieces of machinery that help warehouse and dock workers perform their jobs without burdening their bodies. Despite their convenience, forklifts are also very dangerous if not used properly. Employees who use forklifts should be properly trained and certified to do so. How can forklift accidents be prevented?

Workers' compensation stemming from industrial workers' accidents

Industrial workers' accidents do not happen too often, but when they do, they can be serious enough to leave victims injured. Injuries can range from minor to severe, causing paralysis and even death in some instances. Some accidents can cause victims to miss extended time at work or not be able to return to work for the rest of their lives. Victims of industrial workers' accidents can acquire workers' compensation to help continue life.

Many industrial jobs put temporary employees in harm's way

A lot of factories rely on temporary workers to fill out their staff. Using temps to fill openings when more workers are needed is cheaper for the company and eliminates the need to lay off regular employees during slowdowns. Temp workers, for their part, can see if they can handle the work and use their temporary position as a toehold to vie for better-paying permanent jobs when they become available.

Firefighters battling cancer aided with new bill in Georgia

A bill was vetoed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal last year that would have allowed firefighters battling cancer to collect workers' compensation if they were able to provide enough evidence that their job caused the illness. The legislature is working on drafting a new bill following the veto to help the firefighters.