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March 2018 Archives

Permanent disability: Man loses legs during workplace incident

Workplace safety is a serious concern for many companies in Colorado and elsewhere, regardless of the their field of operation. However, certain professions are inherently more dangerous than others, such as those that require employees to work with heavy duty machinery. Accidents involving machines can have disastrous consequences and in some cases, they may lead to permanent disability. A recent workplace incident in another state has reportedly led to a need to amputate a man's legs.

1 killed in construction accident after forklift overturns

Heavy duty machines such as forklifts may be a common sight on many job sites in Colorado and elsewhere. These machines are used to lift and transport a variety of materials, and the heavier a load, the less stable a forklift might become. Should such a machine become unstable, nearby workers could be placed at risk in the process. A 46-year-old man was killed in a recent construction accident after a forklift reportedly overturned and pinned him against another vehicle.

Fallen window results in serious workplace injury for 1

Individuals in Colorado may face a variety of hazards in the workplace each day, some of which may depend on the field in which they are employed. However, certain risks, such as falling objects, can be present in a multitude of professions, and these can pose a serious threat to the health of an individual. A 45-year-old man reportedly suffered a serious workplace injury in a recent construction accident after a window fell from above and struck him.

Fatal construction accident caused by trench collapse

Working around unstable ground is a concern for many construction workers in Colorado and across the nation. When a job-site requires the use of a trench, ensuring the proper precautions are taken is a must, as failing to do so could result in a catastrophic accident. A man has died following a recent construction accident during which he reportedly became entrapped in a trench that wasn't properly shored.

Regular inspections may help cut down on occupational injuries

Regardless of their chosen profession, many individuals in Colorado and elsewhere may face a variety of hazards at the workplace. Reducing the amount of risks present in work-related environments is a goal that many companies share. Although eliminating every potential safety risk can be an arduous task, companies may be able to take steps to reduce the chances of serious occupational injuries by taking the necessary measures.