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Ohio Worker’s Cause of Death Revealed in Horrific Workplace Accident

By O’Connell Law Firm |

The investigation into an Ohio worker’s horrific death has led to a gruesome and tragic conclusion. According to local reports, last weekend on Saturday, January 13, a worker at the Hubbard, Ohio Ellwood Engineered Castings plant was killed on the job around 5:00 a.m. The worker’s death prompted an investigation by Hubbard police, and… Read More »

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Florida Crane Rental Company Fined after Worker Killed in Tragic Worksite Electrocution Accident

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has levied fines against a Florida crane company after the company’s employee was killed in a horrific electrocution accident on a worksite. According to Occupational Health & Safety online, the OSHA fines stem from a workplace accident that occurred in August, 2023. The worker is said to… Read More »

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Georgia Construction Worker Killed after Car Careens into Roadside Construction Zone

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News of the tragic and senseless death of a Georgia construction worker earlier this week has spread across the internet as a community mourns. According to local news reports, on Monday, February 19, a Georgia construction worker that was working at a roadside construction site near Mount Zion Boulevard in Morrow, Clayton County, was… Read More »

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Beloved Texas Grandmother Working at Walmart Distribution Center is Killed in Tragic Workplace Accident

By O’Connell Law Firm |

News of the death of a beloved grandmother who worked at a Texas Walmart distribution center rocked communities across Forth Worth and serves as a stark and serious reminder of the dangers to employees of working with forklifts on the job. According to local news reports, the horrific workplace accident occurred on the morning… Read More »

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21-Year-Old Iowa Construction Worker Killed in Trench Collapse Accident at Worksite — What Rights do Family Members Have when a Loved One Dies at Work?

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The devastating story of a young Iowa man who was killed on a construction worksite just before last weekend is opening the eyes of workers and their families in Iowa and throughout the rest of the country. The story also raises the question that family members may have after a loved one dies on… Read More »

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Georgia Golf Cart Manufacturing Worker Killed after Being Trapped under Factory Machinery

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The horrific story of the death of a Georgia golf cart manufacturing worker is hitting headlines nationwide and serves as a harsh reminder of just how dangerous the manufacturing workplace can turn in an instant. According to WSB-TV Channel 2 News Georgia, the gruesome workplace accident happened last week on Friday, March 8 at… Read More »

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Curious about What Happens if You are Injured on Your First Day of Work? Here’s What You Should Know

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Although it may sound like a remote possibility, or the worst luck ever, the truth is that workers in Decatur are injured on the job every day, and sometimes that day might be the first day of work. Indeed, from jobs that present clear hazards – such as construction work and agricultural work –… Read More »

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Meatpacking Jobs in Georgia – What You Should Know as a Georgia Meatpacking Worker about this Dangerous Industry

By O’Connell Law Firm |

When Decatur residents go to buy steaks, chicken, and ground turkey at their local grocery stores or big-box supermarkets, they are likely to think about the rising cost of their dinners rather than about the hard-working Decatur and Georgia workers who truly “bring home the beef”. Indeed, meat and poultry meatpacking jobs are extremely… Read More »

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Mining Worker Dies in Montana Mining Accident, Work Stopped at Platinum and Palladium Mine

By O’Connell Law Firm |

Mining work is some of the most dangerous work out there. With hazards ranging from explosions to cave-ins, equipment-injuries to falls, and lung damage to injuries by heavy equipment, mining certainly presents a high-risk of serious injury and even death to mining workers across the United States and even the world. Indeed, when a… Read More »

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Three Things that You May Not Have Known about Workers’ Compensation in Decatur that May Surprise You

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Sometimes it is difficult to sort out the complex laws that make up the workers’ compensation system in Decatur. This is especially true when one is injured in a work accident and in a state of shock and stress about financial limitations due to being unable to work and provide for oneself and one’s… Read More »

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