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Work Injury

Construction workers warned about fake safety helmets

The construction trades union UCATT and authorities at the British Safety Industry Federation have issued alerts warning construction workers of fake safety equipment being distributed. According to some reports, consumers have purchased safety helmets produced in Asia or the Middle East that were weak enough for the user to split with his or her bare …

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How Can Companies Maintain a Safe Driver Fleet?

Companies that maintain a driver fleet take on great responsibility and risk, but by thinking about safety, they can greatly reduce the chances of a costly accident. Industry experts recommend every company with a driver fleet create formalized safe driving and vehicle maintenance programs. Some business owners choose not to have these programs because of …

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Crane Collapse Kills One, Injures Another

A Wisconsin construction business was cited for 10 violations after a truck driver died and another worker suffered serious injuries during a crane collapse. A bridge was being repaired when the crane overturned. OSHA released a statement reminding employers that they have a responsibility to eliminate hazards and make sure proper training is given to …

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Man Jailed for Removing Tractor’s Safety Device

A 61-year-old California man was sentenced to a month of jail time and 80 hours of community service after it was revealed that he had disabled a safety device on a tractor that killed a vineyard worker. An employee became pinned underneath the tractor overnight, and he suffered injuries that experts say would have been …

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Toyota Extends Safety Campaign for Companies

Toyota Forklifts will extend last year’s safety campaign into 2013 after giving more than 1,250 free resources to more than 450 companies last year. The program gives free safety awareness resources regarding potentially dangerous machinery and equipment to companies upon request. The company believes the program raises awareness of safety issues and helps reduce costs …

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