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3 Amazon Workers Killed In NJ

By Michael P. Burakoff |

It’s always sad to hear of someone dying in the workplace. But when multiple employees die at the same workplace over the span of just one month, something’s wrong. That’s what’s happening at Amazon facilities in New Jersey. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the three deaths. The first one happened… Read More »

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Man Dies By Granite Slab In Workplace Accident

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Workplace accidents can happen in a variety of ways. For example, heavy materials, such as granite, can cause catastrophic injury or death when they fall on an employee. Sadly, this was recently the case in New Jersey. On the afternoon of April 21, a 37-year-old New Jersey man was killed when a large slab… Read More »

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Is Your Workplace Safe?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

When we go to work each day, we hope to work in a safe environment. However, not everyone has that opportunity. In fact, more than 30% of the workers surveyed by Andrews Air Quality say that their workplace is an “accident waiting to happen.” Not only that, but nearly 60% of the 2,000 adults… Read More »

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New Jersey Trash Collection Service Owner Killed By Garbage Truck

By Michael P. Burakoff |

People go to work to make a living so they can pay bills and other expenses. Nobody expects to never come from work but it happens sometimes, unfortunately. This happened to a business owner who was working on a garbage truck. The man was pinned by the truck while servicing it and he died… Read More »

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Workplace Dangers For Baggage Handlers

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Working in an airport may seem like an exciting job for many people, but it’s one that can be rife with dangers. Baggage handlers are especially prone to injuries due to the nature of their job. They often lift heavy bags and must do so under pressure, causing serious injuries. In fact, studies show… Read More »

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Were You Injured At Work During The Holidays?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Accidents at work become more common in warehouses in New Jersey and across the country as Americans buy Christmas presents, clogging up the supply chain and forcing workers to get as much done as possible. Indeed, longer work shifts and increased production rates are the norm this time of year as warehouse workers struggle… Read More »

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Preventing Back Injuries In The Workplace

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Back injuries can happen anywhere, but they are increasingly common in the workplace. Approximately 20% of workplace injuries involve back injuries. Many back injuries are caused by everyday activities done improperly, such as lifting. Warehouses and offices often have heavy boxes and items that are not properly stored, requiring lifting. That’s why it’s a… Read More »

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Worker Killed At New Jersey Tile Store

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Many workplace accidents cause minor or major injuries. Others, unfortunately, result in death. That was recently the case when an accident at a Roseland business led to fatality. The accident occurred on the afternoon of September 20 at Porcelain Source, a tile company located at 140 Harrison Avenue. Very few details were provided about… Read More »

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Osteoarthritis?

By Michael P. Burakoff |

When people think of workplace accidents, they may imagine incidents such as slips and falls, crush injuries caused by machinery, electrocutions, contact with chemicals, or crashes with construction equipment. A lot of workplace injuries are more subtle, though. They are overuse injuries that cause wear and tear over time, so they’re not one-time events…. Read More »

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Accidents Caused By Inadequate Training

By Michael P. Burakoff |

Many people start new jobs without adequate training. They get thrown into new positions without a solid knowledge of what they should be doing. This leads to low production and unhappy employees. Many employees don’t get sufficient safety training as well. This is a serious issue when workers get put into dangerous situations and… Read More »

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