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Burn Injuries in the Workplace

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New York City burn injury lawyer

Work-related burns are a leading cause of occupational injuries in the United States. As many as 20 to 30 percent of all burn-related hospitalizations are due to workplace injuries, according to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Those who suffer from on-the-job burn injuries can be subjected to serious, debilitating effects.

 

Types of Workplace Burn Injuries

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New York Times Article Sheds Light on the Construction Site Safety Violations that Caused “Completely Avoidable” Fatal Accidents

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It has been widely publicized in the media that the rate of death and injury at construction sites has risen dramatically over the last two years.  A recent New York Times expose has shed light on the matter after two years of investigations.  According to the Times, although the rate of building has increased throughout the city by 11% in the last fiscal year, the 52% inc

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Failure to Implement Safety Measures Results in Construction Vehicle Accident

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With so many new construction projects taking place in New York City, accidents have been on the rise.  Recently, another construction site accident occurred when a construction vehicle flipped backward, and struck the roof of a NYPD van that was parked.  Fortunately, on this occasion there were no injuries or fatalities.  However, such incidents continue to call attention to the need for implementing better construction safety measures to reduce the safety risks faced by workers, and even pedestrians and vehicles passing by construction sites.

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Businesses Blast Labor Department’s Plan for Workplace Safety Database

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The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it is proposing the first publicly available database which details workplace safety information. While the agency and its supporters say this will help provide safer working conditions for workers, companies and their critics argue the data could be misinterpreted and misused to create their own agenda.

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