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$47M settlement reached in fatal boiler explosion caused by ‘prolonged series of errors’

A fatal boiler explosion caused by a series of maintenance errors led to a $47 million settlement involving six different companies. [Read more…]

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Was employee warned not to use equipment before fatal injury?

A bridge inspector died when he was pinned between an aerial lift and an overpass beam. His employer contested death benefits for his widow, arguing he violated a work rule. How did a court decide this case?  [Read more…]

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Investigators issue warnings after finding similarities in recent tank explosions

Citing initial findings from a fatal explosion in July, a federal safety agency has issued a warning to companies with storage tanks.  [Read more…]

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Fall from third step of ladder leaves man dead

Here’s proof that even falls from low heights can be fatal. [Read more…]

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Worker fatally struck in head by forklift

Here’s a reminder for forklift operators: Besides watching out for their own safety, they have to be aware of others around them. [Read more…]

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Worker dies from trip-and-fall accident; steps violated safety regs

From our Bizarre Accident File: A trip-and-fall incident proved fatal at a glass manufacturing plant in Tumwater, WA. [Read more…]

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Worker run over, crushed to death by bulldozer

Employees who work around heavy equipment must always be aware of their surroundings. Anything less, as this story shows, can be fatal. [Read more…]

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