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Monthly Archives: August 2022

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Sedgwick And FedEx Ground Workers’ Compensation Claims In Georgia

By O’Connell Law Firm |

If you recently suffered an injury while working for FedEx Ground in the metro Atlanta area, you may have received a phone call or an email from someone at a company called Sedgwick. If you are wondering why you are getting a call from a company that you never heard of, with an address… Read More »

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Lockout Procedure Cited After Worker Falls Into Hot Asphalt

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OSHA has issued citations to a company after an 18-year-old worker fell into hot asphalt and died. According to the investigation, the conveyor belt the worker was working on abruptly turned on resulting in the death. The worker was attempting to remove debris from the conveyor when the accident occurred. OSHA found that the… Read More »

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Major Gwinnett County Employers And Workers’ Compensation

By O’Connell Law Firm |

Gwinnett County is the second most populous county in Georgia, with almost one million people living there in 2020. According to data published online by the Gwinnett County Government, approximately 450,000 residents of the county were employed in 2020, and the top 10 employers in the county are: Gwinnett County Public Schools Gwinnett County… Read More »

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Meat Packing Company Hit With OSHA Fines After 7 COVID-19 Deaths

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If you remember back during the COVID-19 pandemic, the meatpacking industry took out an ad in some newspapers stating that the supply chain was breaking and creating unfounded panic. Meanwhile, many of their workers were dying and contracting the virus due to unsafe conditions at the facility. Now one meatpacking company is facing OSHA… Read More »

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Lack Of Safety Guards, Hole In Floor Cited After Worker Death

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OSHA has leveled fines against an industrial factory to the tune of just under $15,000 after a worker became trapped inside of a machine and died. The worker had reached into the machine for an unknown reason and became trapped. Because the worker was in a secluded section of the factory, he could have… Read More »

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Demolition Worker Killed In Floor Collapse

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A demolition worker was killed recently when he was operating an excavator at a demolition site. The rig fell through the floor causing the worker to drop 9 stories to his death. They were attempting to demolish a garage when the incident occurred. Making matters worse, the company has a history of OSHA violations… Read More »

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Gig Workers, Uber Drivers, And Workers’ Compensation

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Since 2017, over 50 gig workers have lost their lives in various jobs. Most of these jobs were livery jobs in which the worker was driving a vehicle to deliver people or stuff to other places. If an Uber driver gets into an accident with another driver, a determination is made as to who… Read More »

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