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October 2016 Archives

Fatal occupational injuries suffered by dump truck driver

Workers involved in activities at landfill sites in Colorado and other states where many dump trucks move about have to face safety hazards daily. Authorities in a neighboring state reported a tragic incident in which a dump truck driver suffered fatal occupational injuries. Reportedly, the worker suffered the injuries in a freak accident at a landfill.

Fatal workplace injury: 2 trench collapse deaths in 1 week

Trench collapses in Colorado and other states are usually preventable workplace accidents, and the number of lives lost in such incidents is unacceptable. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides clear guidelines regarding the steps to take to prevent workplace injury in a trench. Two workers lost their lives in trenching accidents in one week in a neighboring state.

Mysterious death after fatal workplace injury in freezer resolved

Many questions were asked after the death of a Colorado hotel employee who was trapped in a freezer earlier this year. Further to our blog titled "Fatal workplace injury: Hotel worker trapped in walk-in freezer," posted on March 28, additional investigations have led to a proposed penalty of $12,500 being issued to the hotel. The incident involved the husband of a hotel employee in Colorado who called the hotel manager when his wife did not return home after work. Upon scrutinizing surveillance footage, it was discovered that the woman entered the freezer, never to come out again.

Occupational injuries: Overexposure to lead can be deadly

Workers in any industry in Colorado and other states have the right to be protected against safety and health threats in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently completed an investigation into the compliance with safety regulations of a manufacturer of components for missiles and warheads in another state. Such inspections are aimed at occupational injuries.