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July 2016 Archives

Steel company cited for exposing employees to workplace injury

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced the outcome of an inspection conducted at a Colorado facility of an international steel and mining concern. The February inspection was part of the National Emphasis Program for Amputations. OSHA reported that employees of the company were exposed to multiple hazardous conditions with little compliance regarding safety regulations to prevent workplace injury.

Pesticide exposure causes occupational injuries in farm workers

As in many other industries, employees of farms in Colorado and other states have to face life-threatening hazards on a daily basis. Not only can farm workers suffer occupational injuries caused by exposure to the dangers posed by the equipment they use, but they can also be exposed to dangerous chemicals that form part of the farming industry. It was recently reported that approximately 60 workers on a farm in another state suffered the consequences of pesticide exposure.

Wind turbine worker injured on the job when he falls 120 feet

Colorado employers, just like those in other states, are required to provide the required personal protective equipment (PPE) to employees in all circumstances in which their safety is threatened. Furthermore, it is also the responsibility of business owners to ensure that PPE is inspected at regular intervals for potential malfunctions. Without proper training, even those workers with protection -- such as safety harnesses and lanyards to stop falls -- can be severely injured on the job.

Teen worker dies 10 days after he was severely injured on the job

A Colorado family is struggling to cope with the tragic death of their 17-year-old son. The teenager died 10 days after he was injured on the job at an industrial company in Columbus. The young man had been connected to a life support system since the night of the workplace accident, but he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.