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September 2015 Archives

Explosion of bomb in scrap metal causes fatal workplace injury

Many Colorado workers face numerous life-threatening hazards at work. Fatal occupational injuries are often associated with the construction industry, but dangerous conditions exist in all workplace environments. A metal worker recently lost his life after suffering a fatal workplace injury while he was working at a scrap yard in a neighboring state.

Workplace injury: OSHA cites oil company for deaths of 3 workers

Workers in oil fields across the country, including Colorado, face many unique, but life-threatening, safety hazards. Employers have a tremendous responsibility to protect workers from suffering workplace injury. When company owners fail to comply with the strict federal safety regulations, lives are sometimes lost, and families are robbed of their loved ones.

Unsupported trench exposed 4 workers to construction injuries

Although authorities are always on the lookout for construction sites at which workers are exposed to safety hazards, some employers continue to disregard safety regulations. A Colorado-based company and a subcontractor were recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing workers to hazards that could cause life-threatening construction injuries. The site at which the violation occurred is a library renovation project in another state.

Construction injuries cause death of Colorado roof worker

Instead of profits, Colorado company owners must regard worker safety as a priority. Too many workers lose their lives after suffering fatal construction injuries that could -- in most cases -- have been avoided had the employers cared enough to comply with safety regulations. Employees must not be expected to work in environments that have not been assessed for safety hazards.