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Monthly Archives: October 2022

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OSHA Cites Theme Park After Employee Death

By O’Connell Law Firm |

A 30-year-old employee died in a fatal scooter crash at his place of employment—a Western-style theme park. OSHA faulted the theme park for failing to put signage near a dangerous location. The theme park was cited for two serious safety violations. Workers at the park had jerry-rigged a gate with a nylon strap to… Read More »

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Tampa Electric Forced To Pay $500k After 5 Die In Explosion

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Tampa Electric will have to pay a $500,000 fine and be placed on OSHA probation for an incident that occurred in 2017. Five workers died and six more suffered severe burn injuries when blockage inside a coal furnace broke free and exploded, spewing molten slag on several employees. The five workers were employed by… Read More »

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Workplace Falls Result In Many Georgia Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Workplace falls are the leading cause of death among workers.  Year after year, slips, trips, and falls remain the most likely cause of an OSHA citation that an employer will receive. Federal regulators are busy identifying the root causes of fall hazards in workplaces and fining companies more frequently for safety violations related to… Read More »

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OSHA Investigates Worker Electrocution At Airport

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OSHA has launched an investigation after a workplace accident claimed a worker’s life recently. The worker was electrocuted during a construction job. The worker was found at 12:55 am and paramedics were called to the scene. They found the worker unresponsive. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. The project was related to a… Read More »

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