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Construction accident injures 3 after materials fall through roof

Although construction companies in Colorado and elsewhere may take certain precautions to ensure the safety of employees, it can be challenging to predict every potential hazard. With numerous crucial aspects to consider, such as weight limits concerning materials and maintenance of equipment, certain dangers may unfortunately be overlooked. A recent construction accident in another state has injured three individuals, two of which are reportedly in critical condition.

Can this app help avoid a heat-related workplace injury?

Even here in Colorado, the heat can get unbearable. If an individual works outdoors, he or she could suffer from a heat-related illness. One way that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health are working to help workers avoid this particular workplace injury is through the creation and update of a heat safety app for smartphones.

What conditions does Social Security Disability Insurance cover?

Many Colorado residents suffer from medical conditions that prevent them from finding gainful employment. They may wonder whether they can receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to help pay the bills. First, a determination needs to be made regarding whether a particular individual suffers from a medical condition that qualifies for such benefits.

Reasons a Social Security disability claim might be denied

There are countless circumstances that might cause a person in Colorado or elsewhere to become unable to maintain gainful employment. Although there is help available, applying for Social Security disability can be stressful and intimidating. In some cases, a claim may also be denied, perhaps leaving a disabled individual to wonder what happened, and how to proceed.

Extremitites plus machinery can equal serious workplace injury

The safety of employees should be one of the most important factors for companies in Colorado and across the country. Unfortunately, companies may often focus on production rates that can lead to overly demanding schedules for employees. An employee who performs tasks in a rush could be at a higher risk of suffering a serious workplace injury. A woman in another state has been hospitalized after a recent accident at work in which her hand was trapped in manufacturing equipment.

Man struck by ruptured valve in fatal construction accident

Construction companies in Colorado and across the country typically consider the safety of employees to be of the utmost importance. There are numerous laws and regulations in place to reduce the chances of a dangerous construction accident, many of which involve safety gear and procedures. Unfortunately, protecting an employee from other potential risks, such as defective or faulty equipment, could be significantly more challenging.