Tag Archives: Work Related Injuries

Live Injury-Free

There’s a critical health threat that deserves our attention: preventable, serious and life-threatening injuries.  Accidental injury is the #3 leading cause of death for people of all ages. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), preventable deaths rose by 10% in 2016. Injuries don’t discriminate. It’s very likely that you or someone you know has -->

Schenectady County Company Fined After Fatal Explosion

Last October two asphalt workers were killed on the job in a flash fire/explosion. A third worker survived the blast with non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation conducted by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s cited two serious violations: -Not taking precautions against having sources of ignition where flammable vapors are present -Not having employees wear -->

Surprising Facts about Workplace Injuries

An infographic featured on the National Safety Council website outlines the scary and surprising reality of workplace injury. You may be surprised by the following: • Every 7 seconds a worker is hurt on the job. eligibility_for_workers_compensation.jpg • 12,900 workers are hurt on the job every day. • The most common types of workplace injuries -->

Workers Injured in Glenville Plant Explosion

On Monday, October 17 multiple workers were injured on the job at a Glenville, NY asphalt plant. The workers suffered burns from a tanker truck blast. According to officials it wasn’t initially clear what caused the blast, but preliminary evidence suggests the valve of the tanker could have malfunctioned. Firefighters from a number of fire -->

Does Your Workplace Have an Injury Free Culture?

Every day workers are hurt on the job, often at no fault of their own. Dekra Insight, an organization of safety consultants and business owners, suggests implementing the following 5 steps for an injury free culture.  1. Establish Alignment & Ownership- this begins when leaders take ownership for safety outcomes and the conditions, climate, and -->

Workplace Injury More Common Than You Think

Many workers assume they are safe on the job, however some common workplace injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, actually occur quite frequently and to workers who have relatively ‘safe’ jobs.  According to the National Institute of Health the leading causes of fatal brain injuries include motor vehicle accidents, falls, and contact with objects. Each of -->

Causes of Workplace Injuries Explored

In many areas of upstate New York business is booming, from the possibility of ‘Lego Land’ in Orange County to the new casino in Sullivan County, construction sites are and will continue to emerge throughout the state. Not all New Yorkers are in favor of the new businesses being constructed, but one thing we can -->

Walden Man Seriously Injured in Kingston Excavator Accident

A Walden, New York construction worker was directing traffic on Broadway St. in Kingston on May 13th when he was struck by an excavator. The workers were repairing a Central Hudson Gas & Electric gas main when the incident occurred. According to authorities the excavator was backing up when it struck the Walden worker. The -->

Finkelstein & Partners Client, Workplace Accident Victim, awarded $1,500,000 Settlement

Our client, a 25 year old Newburgh, NY man, was working for a large cable company installing fiber optic cable.   He was helping to hitch a trailer to a pick up truck when the trailer shifted on its own and the steel hitch swung and hit him in the ankle.   He suffered a -->

Labor Day Travel, “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

State and local law enforcement will be ramping up efforts to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by impaired drivers throughout September 7th.  The statewide campaign, “Driver Sober or Get Pulled over” was announced earlier this month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Driving drunk is both reckless and selfish, and we have seen too far too many -->