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February 2019 Archives

Roofing company accused of unsafe working environment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration exists to help protect workers. It investigates accidents at workplaces and levies fines when appropriate. It also supports initiatives to make employees safer wherever they work. When a company here in North Carolina or elsewhere receives an OSHA violation, the hope is always that the citation will encourage the company to change the unsafe working environment. Unfortunately, that doesn't always occur, as is the case with an out-of-state roofing company that has faced multiple fines in the past four years.

Worker killed in industrial accident with sulfuric acid

People here in North Carolina take great pride in the work they do. The completion of a workday gives many a sense of satisfaction and purpose. However, there are dangers of which many workers may be unaware. This could have been the case for one out of state man who recently lost his life in what authorities have noted was a serious industrial accident.

Scaffolding fall injures 2 construction workers

Construction work is a vital part of the North Carolina economy, but it can also be a very dangerous industry. Workers that suffer injuries or, even worse, lose their lives, probably don't ever think that harm will befall them while on the job. Still, construction workers' accidents can and do happen, such as a recent out-of-state incident that left two workers and a pedestrian injured after a scaffolding fall.

Workplace accident: Fatalities down for 2018

Employment is a necessary part of most people's lives. Even those who work in industries with an increased risk of injury or death likely never think that a workplace accident will happen to them. The unfortunate reality is that many people are hurt on the job, and some even lose their lives. There is good news, however -- the North Carolina Department of Labor says that the rate of workplace deaths in 2018 decreased from the number reported in 2017.

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