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Posts tagged "Workplace Accident"

Pre-existing conditions tied to previous workers' comp claims

Most New Jersey workers have health complaints. Just because you're going to your job day in and day out doesn't mean you're perfectly healthy. However, what happens to a worker when he or she has a prior health compliant caused by a previous job, and it's made worse by his or her current job?

Boxing champion killed at New Jersey construction site

Ex-heavyweight boxing champion David Bey died at a New Jersey construction site last week. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the 60-year-old man was hit by a flying fragment of metal at a Camden real estate development project. Unfortunately, he didn't survive the incident.

Teen dies after falling at a New Jersey construction site

A teenage boy who was helping at a New Jersey construction site fell to his death last week. The boy, a 15-year-old, who was volunteering at the Hindu temple BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, fell about 45 feet to the ground from the ceiling of the temple.

2 employees succumb to toxic gases at power plant

Two workers in a neighboring state have died after being exposed to toxic fumes. The workers were employed at a power plant in Pennsylvania when they inhaled toxic gases. The gases were released into a pit underground where the workers were located along with fellow employees. Several others also suffered injuries related to the incident.

Prevent electrocution risks on the job

If you work with electricity, you're bound to get shocked sooner or later. It's just the nature of the business. Maybe you are connecting two wires and you forgot to switch off the breaker, and you soon find out the error of your ways.

Should workers' compensation pay for medical marijuana?

A judge in South Jersey said that workers' compensation should pay for medical marijuana costs earlier this year. The ruling was issued in a case brought by a man who suffered a serious on-the-job injury while working at a lumber company.

How common is mesothelioma cancer?

Mesothelioma cancer is not the most common form of cancer. That is, not unless you have been exposed to asbestos at a New Jersey worksite. For New Jersey hardhats who've spent their careers working in asbestos-contaminated work zones, getting sick with mesothelioma is one of the hazards that comes with the job.

The do's and don'ts of office chair safety

Office chairs generate a lot of accidents and injuries, believe it or not. In New Jersey, some of the most common workers' compensation claims relate to people falling off chairs after they've tried to stand on top of one to access a hard-to-reach item. However, sometimes people get seriously hurt just from sitting on a chair the wrong way.

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