The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the police are investigating a workplace accident that claimed the life of a construction worker. The surviving family will likely be eligible for death benefits through the New Jersey workers' compensation insurance program. Reportedly, the incident occurred at a northern New Jersey construction site.
Trenches are some of the most hazardous places to work. A significant number of workers' compensation claims in New Jersey and elsewhere follow injuries or fatalities that involve cave-ins. The husband of a pregnant woman in New Jersey recently lost his life when a trench in which he was working collapsed.
One thing about work-related falls is that the severity of the injuries does not depend on the height of the fall. While New Jersey workers wear personal protective equipment when they work in elevated areas, no PPE can protect a worker who slips or trips and falls at ground level. Many of the claims filed for workers' compensation each year involve serious injuries suffered in preventable same-level falls.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced the outcome of an investigation into a 2019 workplace accident that caused serious injuries to an employee of a New Jersey aluminum manufacturer. Although investigators found evidence of employer negligence, their findings do not affect the eligibility of injured employees for workers' compensation benefits. The safety agency typically has six months to investigate workplace accidents, but benefits claims can proceed immediately after the accident.
A measure that was passed by the Assembly in December was recently signed into law. With this, its sponsors, Assembly Democrats Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling, aim to provide more compensation for New Jersey workers who have lost limbs in work-related accidents. They noted that this is long overdue because workers' compensation had hardly been updated during the past 40 years.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into a workplace accident on a New Jersey work site. A workers' compensation claim will likely follow a recent construction site accident. A 59-year-old construction worker was a member of a construction crew working on a site behind the headquarters of the Franklin Lakes Fire Department. Reportedly, the man was a firefighter in Newark, and Hackensack previously.
New Jersey employers are responsible for keeping their workers safe and healthy on the job. Unfortunately, many employers disregard many federal or state safety standards because of the misguided belief that compliance might affect the bottom line. Learning more about the safety hazards that cause most injuries could help workers to mitigate those dangers and stay safe with no need to file workers' compensation claims.
The list of chemicals used in the hospitality industry in New Jersey and across the country is endless. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes strict safety standards and guidelines for the labeling, storage and usage of hazardous chemicals. However, workers' compensation records show that preventable accidents continue to cause injuries and even fatalities.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into a fatal workplace accident that occurred in New Jersey on a recent Friday morning. The incident happened at a worksite in Woodbridge Township shortly before 8 a.m. One worker lost his life, and two others suffered severe injuries, and workers' compensation benefits claims will likely follow.
New Jersey construction workers face many unique dangers. One possible risk a worker can face on the job is that of a crush injury, which can cause huge amounts of damage to the entire body and result in a long and potentially painful recovery period.