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June 2012 Archives

1 killed, 2 injured in Colorado work accident

A recent Colorado work accident ended with one fatality and two workers injured. The accident occurred early Monday morning close to Bayfield at BP's Pinon compressor station. BP is currently investigating the explosion. The extent of the injuries for the men injured at work is currently unknown.

Construction accident kills one worker in tunnel

One worker was killed and another injured in a tunnel at an out-of-state construction site on June 11. The construction accident occurred while employees of a water authority agency were working on a mining operation when they were struck by a high-pressure release of grout. The project is intended to allow authorities to draw water from the Colorado River.

Workers injured on the job may have to fight for painkillers

With insurance costs on the rise and abuse of prescription painkillers becoming a problem throughout the nation, changes in workers' compensation may be on the horizon. Colorado workers who find themselves seriously injured on the job may soon have an additional battle to fight. Legislators are considering new pain treatment guidelines that could limit the amount of pain medication that can be prescribed to an individual, as well as the duration of the treatment period.

Workers' compensation organization to offer support/services

If you have been injured on the job dealing with that injury involves a variety of variables, including doctors, lawyers, insurance agencies, your employer and your family members. Due to the many variables involved in workers' compensation cases, a new national organization called the Workers' Compensation Institute has been launched to aid in the education and support for all parties involved. Colorado workers may be interested to know that the WCI has so far created a website full of information and helpful links for all parties, and offers interaction and community building features as well.