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Eric T. Chaffin

Plumber Dies Due to Company Negligence on a Construction Site

Roadway work zones are inherently hazardous, both for the vehicles that drive through them, and for the workers who are doing the construction. It’s up to the construction companies to make sure that these areas are as safe as possible, […]

Rick Shapiro

On the Job Scaffolding Injuries Are Common

The critical injury of a construction worker in Hartford CT is serving as an important reminder in that community about the importance of construction safety. According to the Hartford Courant last week, the 47 year-old worker was standing on a […]

Eric T. Chaffin

OHSA Cites Pennsylvania Insulation Manufacturing Facility for 7 Safety Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited an insulation manufacturing company in Pennsylvania for safety violations. The company now faces $66,000 in penalties for exposing workers to combustible dust and other hazards. OSHA Issues 7 Safety Citations to […]

Steven Cohn

Government Files Lawsuit Against Philadelphia Company for Unlawful Retaliation

If your fingers are crushed in a press brake and you speak up about it, should you be fired? According to a federal lawsuit, absolutely not, but that’s what happened to an employee who worked at the Lloyd Industries’ Montgomeryville […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Pennsylvania Grants Workers’ Comp Claim that Man was “Worked to Death”

If you have a heart attack on the job, is it possible to recover damages from a worker’s compensation claim? According to a recent order by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, yes. A widow filed a fatal claim petition on […]

Steven Cohn

OSHA Encouraging Safety in Fifth Year of Fall Prevention Campaign

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working to increase awareness of fall hazards in the construction industry. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), falls are the number one cause of fatal injuries in construction. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Winesburg Builders Puts Workers at Risk of Falls in West Virginia

A building company in West Virginia is facing the possibility of thousands of dollars in fines after an inspection found that it was exposing workers to serious fall hazards. Indeed, according to a recent report by the Occupational Safety & […]

Matthew C. Casey

Workplace Safety Part 2: Workers’ Compensation Insurance & What You Should Do If You Are Injured on the Job

This is the second installment of a 2-part series on workplace safety.  In my first post, I covered workers’ rights and employer responsibilities.  In this post, I will cover Workers’ Compensation insurance and what you should do if you are injured on the job. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

BLS Report Shows Transportation Causes Most Workplace Fatalities

Every year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces a report on work-related injuries and fatalities. According to data from 2014—the most recent data available—there were a total of 4,679 workers killed on the job that year throughout the […]

Matthew C. Casey

Workplace Safety Part 1: Workers Rights & Employer Responsibilities

Earlier this week a worker at a manufacturing plant in Marthasville, Missouri was electrocuted in a tragic workplace accident. This sad news brings to light many issues regarding workplace safety. As a personal injury attorney I see far too many cases of […]