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Collaboration to establish safety plan might prevent work injury

Employees of small businesses in New York might not realize that they could play an essential part in the safety of their work environments. No one wants to deal with mounting medical bills and lost income due to a work injury that could have been prevented. Collaboration between employer and employees can reduce insurance costs for the employer and financial hardship for employees.

Fatal workplace accident: Worker crushed between 2 heavy machines

New York employees who work in areas in which excavators and other heavy equipment are also being used will always face significant hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict regulations for all industries, and employers must provide adequate training to teach employees how to recognize potential hazards and how to avoid them. Such knowledge might have prevented a recent fatal workplace accident.

Fatal workplace accident claims MTA worker's life

It was a horrific start to a workday when a group of MTA workers in New York witnessed one of their colleagues fall to his death. This workplace accident happened shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent Tuesday at a subway station in East Harlem. Reportedly, the 23-year-old man had only been in this job for six months before he lost his life.

Fatal workplace accident claims MTA worker's life

It was a horrific start to a workday when a group of MTA workers in New York witnessed one of their colleagues fall to his death. This workplace accident happened shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent Tuesday at a subway station in East Harlem. Reportedly, the 23-year-old man had only been in this job for six months before he lost his life.

Workplace accident at recycling plant kills 26-year-old father

A tragic incident in another state underscores the potential dangers posed for workers in recycling plants in New York and elsewhere. A workplace accident resulted in the death of a 26-year-old father of a toddler in January. It's under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The office of the county sheriff also launched a separate inquiry.

Workplace accident claims life of New York elevator technician

Construction company owners and contractors are expected to protect their employees from harm. They must provide construction sites that are free of known hazards, and provide the necessary personal protective equipment for each worker according to the jobs with which they are tasked. The New York City Department of Buildings has ordered an investigation into a recent fatal workplace accident at a Flatiron construction site.

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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