Earlier this month, an employee at Goodyear’s Danville plant in Virginia died in a workplace accident. According to the medical examiner’s office, the worker died from blunt injuries to the chest along with mechanical asphyxia. While the worker’s death is now under investigation, it has been confirmed that the Danville plant has now...Read More
High-Ranking Executive Criminally Convicted for the Deadliest Coal Mining Accident in 40 Years
On April 5, 2010, a coal dust explosion occurred approximately 1,000 feet underground in what was the worst coal mining accident in 40 years. During this accident, 29 of the 30 coal miners in Upper Big Branch Mine died. Investigations found Massey Energy, the company that owns the Upper Big Branch Mine, failed to...Read More
Employee Safety at Dept of Defense ‘Jeopardized’ by Lack of Workplace Violence Protocols
There have not been workplace safety protocols issued by the Defense Department that apply to all its employees, according to a new report, leaving workers still vulnerable to violence despite reviews to address the issue in light of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. After that shooting that left 13 dead and 43 wounded at the Texas...Read More
Workplace Accident: How Can I Make My Office Safer?
Unfortunately, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as recently as 2008, 80,410 private-industry office and administrative workers suffered on-the-job injuries. Some of these injuries included devastating ailments like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and broken bones, which require extensive therapy and rehabilitation. This is why it is important for business...Read More