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Spike in cellphone tower deaths catches OSHA’s attention

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently sent a letter to employers of cellphone tower climbers to warn them that they must comply with safety regulations. North Carolina residents may be aware that cellphone tower climbing has been called the most dangerous job in the country. Most workplace accidents in…

Right to report a work accident in North Carolina is protected

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Complaining about a work injury is every employee’s right. This right is protected by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The act protects those who report a work accident in North Carolina and the rest of the country. Unfortunately, some companies still punish employees for bringing attention to…

Work accident death rate declined in North Carolina in 2013

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Many hazards can pose a risk to a worker’s safety on a job site in North Carolina. Situations such as slips and falls or even a work accident with machinery can lead to serious injuries and even death. According to recent research, the number of work-related deaths in the state actually declined…

North Carolina workers may see more reports of a work injury

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Many residents of North Carolina know that it is common to acquire a work injury or illness; however, what many may not know are the specifics surrounding the injury or illness. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants to change this sooner than later. OSHA wants to enforce and regulate the amount…

State fair work accident critically injures man

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North Carolina residents who make annual trips to the State Fair are familiar with the wide variety of rides and attractions that the yearly event offers. Many are drawn to the thrill rides, and the exhilaration that comes with the sense of danger that these rides provide. However, the real…

North Carolina trucking company fined after employee’s death

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Last week we discussed the efforts some North Carolina groups were making to improve safety on our state’s farms. One major area of concern on farms is the fact that farmers and farm workers have to operate and work around large machines. One other industry that requires employees to work…