Annual workplace fatality report shows on-the-job dangers

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
An annual report from the AFL_CIO on workplace fatalities and injuries showed many workers are still at risk for on-the-job injuries.In May 2014, the AFL-CIO released “Death on the Job,” its 23rd annual report about the number of deaths and injuries in U.S. workplaces. The report shows that the country has made progress in...
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Trench Collapses Can Be Tragic, But Are Preventable

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Two Michigan men were recently rescued from a collapsed trench after two hours of work by fire and rescue teams. The men had dug the trench behind a home to work on plumbing when the trench caved in, trapping them both. One man was quickly freed while the second man was buried up to...
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Morning commute can turn tragic for kids walking to school

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Now that summer is over, drivers are less likely to see children out and about during the middle of the day, walking or biking to friends' homes, the park or the community pool. This does not mean that the risk of a child getting hit by a car is gone, however. In fact, pedestrian...
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What can I do if my Georgia workers’ compensation is denied?

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People who have been denied workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia should be aware of their options.Under Georgia law, any business that has three or more workers, including part-time workers, is required to carry workers' compensation insurance. When someone experiences an on-the-job injury, he or she can apply for workers' compensation benefits, which can cover...
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Atlanta Metro Streets Pose Dangers for Pedestrians

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Winding through the city of Atlanta, Peachtree Street connects downtown with Buckhead and North Atlanta. The street does not follow a grid, but instead curves and snakes through the city following a ridge that was once a Native American walking trail.The number of people who walk on Peachtree has continued since the founding of...
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