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November 2013 Archives

Health workers stressed about being hurt on the job

Many factors contribute to creating a safe working environment in North Carolina. Creating a safe work environment not only encapsulates physical safety, but mental safety as well. When workers are relaxed, secure and capable for the job they are employed to do, the chances of getting hurt on the job may significantly decrease.

North Carolina employers appeal fines for workplace injuries

Losing a loved one in a tragic workplace accident can place many burdens on family members -- emotional, physical and financial. Though it may not be possible to quantify their loss, the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Division does just that when they fine businesses for safety violations that lead to workplace injuries or deaths. However, as an investigative report recently learned, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration often reduces or even removes these fines, allowing businesses to get away with their violations in the eyes of safety experts.

Workplace accident victim seriously injured after 30-foot fall

North Carolina residents know that accidents can happen at the most unexpected times. A person may be performing some routine task when a fall accident or machinery malfunction takes them by surprise. Thankfully, though, there are laws set in place that protect people who experience such misfortunes while on the job.

North Carolina State Fair host to another worker accident

North Carolina residents likely remember the State Fair ride called The Vortex that injured five people recently. There was an article posted about the incident on this blog, which detailed the ways the ride operator might be eligible for workers' compensation.

Employee injured after state fair ride malfunctions

Some jobs put employees at increased risk of harm. Any kind of work environment where employees are expected to, for example, operate machinery, wear a hardhat, pave roads or handle dangerous chemicals is bound to harbor an elevated risk of injury. Thankfully, there is a system set in place -- known as workers' compensation -- that allows these employees to receive benefits should anything unfortunate happen while they're working.

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