Tag Archives: workers’ compensation

Communication Towers: The Dangers Workers Face

Over the past 30 years, the growing demand for wireless and broadcast communications has increased tower construction and maintenance. With the fast growth of technology like 3G, carriers are forced to race to upgrade their network, which has led to the increase number of fatalities in the cellphone tower industry. In order to maintain communication -->

Workers Who Handle Receipts May Be Exposed to BPA

Handling receipts may expose cashiers to BPA, a chemical that has been linked to reproductive problems, according to a study from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In the small study, researchers compared bisphenol A (BPA) among 24 volunteers who handled receipts printed on thermal paper without wearing gloves. After touching the receipts for two straight -->

OSHA Warns Companies after Rise in Cellphone Tower Deaths

OSHA has recently stated that cellphone tower contractors and the companies that hire them need to strictly comply with safety standards. The warning letter followed an increase in just the past year in fatalities among tower climbers, a job once called the most dangerous in the U.S. The agency is concerned about the possibility of -->

Williamsburg Recycling Facility Fined $40,000 in Heat-Related Death of Employee

A Williamsburg industrial recycling facility got hit with a $40,500 fine by the federal government after a worker collapses and died of heat-related causes last July. Cooper Tank Recycling, a transfer station on Maspeth Ave., was cited for 8 “serious health and safety” violations. OSHA launched an investigation after Aldero Cosme, 64, died from heat -->

Domino’s Delivery Workers Win $1.28 Million Fair Wage Settlement

Delivery workers of a Manhattan’s Domino’s franchise were awarded a $1.28 million settlement from the company. The Times reported that about 61 delivery workers participated in the suit, which argued that managers at the Domino’s they worked at flaunted overtime minimum wage laws. The franchise has agreed to a settlement that will award each worker -->

Airport Worker Struck and Killed by Water Truck While on the Job

40-year-old Dario Sanchez had no problem cleaning airplane cabins at LaGuardia Airport. But more and more, his supervisors were ordering him to work as a guide person on the tarmac, helping to direct the trucks that pump water into the planes. It was dangerous work. Many of the vehicles, old and beat up, zig zagged -->

Flavored Coffee Beans & Microwave Popcorn Related to Deadly Lung Disease in Workers

A new report find s that cases of obliterative bronchiolitis in two workers are linked to a Texas coffee-processing company. Bronchiolitis obliterans is a rare and serious lung disease with no cure, except for a lung transplant. Both individuals worked at several jobs in the plant, including the “flavoring room.” This is not the first -->

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. There are about 8.9 million visits to the ER each year. Adults ages 55 and older are more susceptible to these accidents. Falls result in more than 25,000 fatalities each year. Here are the most common places where falls occur: Doorways -->

Shocking Construction Site Accident Statistics!

4,609 workers were killed on the job of a construction site in 2011. This is about 90 deaths per week or 13 deaths every single day. Construction site work injuries involving contractors accounted for 12% of all fatal work injuries in 2011. Construction work is considered to have the largest number of fatalities reported for -->

Our Sister Firm, Fine, Olin & Anderman, Wins Discrimination Suit Against Verizon

When a worker suffers an injury on the job, they need to worry about getting better, not whether or not they’ll have a job to return to after their recovery — and they certainly don’t need, or expect, to be disciplined after a workplace accident. That was the case argued, and won, recently by Finkelstein -->