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Every fatal work injury in New York is one too many

The latest report of occupational injuries show that the number of workplace fatalities in New York was 15 percent higher in 2016 than in 2015. Every work injury that happens is one too many -- fatal or nonfatal. Data was broken down into categories to give a clearer picture of the types of injuries that caused fatalities to assist in safety agencies to devise improved safety regulations.

Adequate precautions may prevent wastewater plant work injury

Following up on our blog post about a fatality at a New York wastewater plant from Dec. 12 ("Workplace accident kills wastewater plant worker"), emphasizing the hazards present at these facilities may help prevent more such tragedies. The most important part of any company's quest to avoid fatalities is proper safety training. Such training must inform every employee of potential hazards and how to protect him or herself from suffering a work injury.

Workplace accident kills wastewater plant worker

The Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH), which is the New York State's version of the federal safety agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is collaborating with police detectives in an investigation into the recent death of a worker. The incident, which police say was a workplace accident, happened on Nov. 20. Emergency services say they received a 911 call reporting an incident in Watertown.

Employee dies in workplace accident at New York propane company

The reconstruction unit and the motor carrier unit of the New York State Police, along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently responded after receiving an emergency call. The caller reported a workplace accident that took place at a propane company in Calverton. Paramedics also rushed to the scene.

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