Teenage employment numbers over the last decade have taken a dive, right alongside the high jobless rates of adults, due to poor economic conditions. Labor market and safety experts say the decline in teen jobs has reduced workplace injury and death among the young.
Seven Intel employees were recently injured at work, as they were victims of an explosion at the multibillion-dollar Ocotillo Campus outside of Chandler, Arizona. The workplace accident happened in a solvent treatment room at Intel's Fab 22 plant, part of the company's 10,000-employee chip manufacturing campus.
Some of the country's top insurance executives and risk managers recently met in Vancouver to talk about a looming workers' compensation issue, one that they believe needs to be defined in an employer's company policy before legislation is crafted. The issue surrounds mobile technology and its on-the-job use by employees outside brick-and-mortar workplaces.
SEVEN WORKERS AT THE INTEL PLANT HURT AT WORK
Sadly, a 28 year old crane operator was killed last week during a workplace accident when the giant crane rolled over near a granite quarry. The sheriff's office and OSHA are conducting an investigation of the accident.
Unfortunately, many Arizona workers fall victim to unsafe working conditions and become injured on the job. In some tragic situations, workers are even killed. In these cases, the deceased worker's family members are left to mourn the loss of a loved one. Often, spouses are left to support themselves when these accidents occur. To help them cope with their loss, some widowed spouses may be eligible for death benefits.