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Workplace Accidents Archives

Safety for workers in warehouses

New Jersey workers might wonder how safe a warehouse job site may be. There are a number of precautions employers should take to keep their warehouse workers safe. One of those precautions is ensuring that all onsite employees and contractors are given a site induction. Every site induction will have safety aspects specific to the site and industry as well as a review of fire exits and the location of the fire assembly point.

Report shows delays in mine hazard reporting

New Jersey mine workers face many hazards on the job, and it is important that they evacuate as fast as possible when there is an imminent danger. However, a May 2016 report by the Labor Department's Office of Inspector General said that there are potentially dangerous delays in communication between the Mine Safety and Health Administration and mine operators.

Generator falls from crane in New Jersey and kills 2 workers

A snapped strap on a crane transformed a construction site in Morris County into a fatal accident scene. A television news station filmed images of rescue workers swarming the work site where workers were building a new headquarters for the Whippany Fire Company.

OSHA proposes revised beryllium exposure limit

Some New Jersey residents may be unfamiliar with beryllium. This metal has properties that make it useful to aerospace and electronics manufacturers, but it can cause serious health issues for workers when it is ground into dust and inhaled. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration set acceptable limits for beryllium exposure in 1971, but subsequent efforts to raise this limit have met with no success due to bureaucratic delays and opposition from the business community.

Explosion from gas leak destroys homes, injures several workers

Burlington employees may be interested in the story of a serious workplace accident that injured several New Jersey gas company and emergency workers. The accident destroyed two neighborhood homes and damaged others.

2 workers injured in hangar collapse

One worker was seriously injured and another worker suffered minor injuries when an airport hangar collapsed in New Jersey on Jan. 16. The workplace accident took place while the workers were building a hangar at Morristown Municipal Airport on 6 Airport Road. At the time, the hangar was unfinished and consisted of only steel erector beams.

Garbage truck worker hit, killed by garbage truck

According to New Jersey police, a garbage truck worker in Franklin Lakes was killed on Jan. 7 when he was struck by the garbage truck while on a route with a coworker. The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Black Hawk Lane in a residential neighborhood.

Incidence of workplace electrical injuries and fatalities

New Jersey workers may be interested to learn about a recent report released by the Electrical Safety Foundation International that reported on 20 years' worth of data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics about workplace electrical accidents between the years of 1992 and 2010. The data demonstrated some positive trends in the occurrence of electrical accidents that injury and death in the United States.

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