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March 2012 Archives

Construction worker dies after 15-foot fall at jobsite

North Carolina construction workers who are concerned about construction workplace accidents may have heard about the fall accident that took place at a jobsite in New Hampshire earlier this month. A 53-year-old subcontractor hired for a hotel expansion project sustained fatal injuries when he fell on the job.

Proposed bill could usher in era of limited employer liability

North Carolina employers and employees alike may be keeping their eyes on proposed legislation in other states that would limit employer liability in regard to workplace injuries. Employees in Missouri, where a current bill is on the table, consider the reforms to favor employers by restricting workers' rights to file civil lawsuits after a workplace injury.

Study finds differences in workers' comp pricing procedures

North Carolina workers who have been hurt on the job may at times require surgery to recover from their workplace injury. A recent study that analyzed medical costs in various states between the years of 2003 and 2009 may shed light on why some states offer less expensive medical procedures than others.

Investigation into sand-blasting could reveal workplace illness

Employers and employees alike in North Carolina may be interested in the findings of a federal investigation in Baltimore into a process known as sand-blasting. Sand-blasting is a process whereby residue such as paint and rust are cleaned from the exterior of ships and storage tanks among other surfaces. Discarded remains from the production of copper and burning of coal, known as slag, are the main components used to sand-blast on shipyards.

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