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Workplace Accidents

Electrocution injuries are common among construction workers. According to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), over a recent seven-year period there were 74,950 nonfatal electrical injuries and 850 fatal electrical injuries in the construction industry. If you were electrocuted on the jobsite in New York City, workers’ compensation should cover the…

The start of daylight saving time last month was a difficult adjustment for many people. The loss of an hour’s sleep can bring on headaches, fatigue and mood swings. Studies have even pegged upswings in heart attacks, car wrecks, and workplace accidents to the time change. While an hour of missed…

A 23-year-old Vermont logger died when a tree fell on him in New York, Boston.com reported recently. The accident occurred in Stephensville, 23 miles east of Albany, when a falling tree knocked a section of a decomposing tree onto the logger, killing him at the scene. According to the Occupational…

A performer in the Broadway musical “Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark” was hospitalized after he caught his leg in backstage equipment, the Associated Press reported recently. The actor, Daniel Curry, was last reported in stable condition with an injured foot. Several performers have been hurt on the Spider-Man set since…

Two window washers were stranded on the 45th floor of the Hearst Tower recently after their scaffolding broke down and buckled into a “V,” reports NBC New York. In a 90-minute rescue, the men were guided safely inside the building and did not require medical care. The loss of power…

Although workplace deaths have been declining in recent years, they took the lives of 4,609 Americans in 2011 and seriously injured many others. Slate.com recently reported on the most dangerous jobs in the country. The four workplace sectors with the highest injury rates in 2011 were: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and…

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