Category: Work Injury

Worst Chemical Plant Accidents

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When the United States went through the Industrial Revolution, its citizens and factory owners had no idea the magnitude of change this would bring. New products, new ways of using and producing energy, and major technological advancements took the country and the world by storm. With the increased demand for energy, power plants and chemical […]

The Worst Industrial Accidents in United States History

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The industrial revolution brought on rapid change for the United States. New laws had to be made to protect workers by improving working conditions and establishing workers’ rights. Despite these efforts, terrible industrial accidents still happen every day. Industrial accidents are usually catastrophic. They often have a permanent effect on workers, the environment, and surrounding people. This […]

Top 10 Causes of Workplace Injuries

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While the number of US workers injured at work has been declining every year, 882,730 still incurred injuries in 2017 alone. According to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.8% of workers were injured on the job last year. Many of these accidents would have been prevented if employers had maintained safe conditions […]

Most Common Workplace Injuries

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the following occupations as having the highest numbers of injuries in 2015: laborers/material handlers, tractor trailer/heavy truck drivers, cleaners/janitors, nursing assistants, and general maintenance/repair workers. While some work-related injuries are specific to the occupation, certain injuries are common in most jobs. Back Injuries Workplace accidents involving slips and falls and lifting […]