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December 2011 Archives

Preventable mine disaster -- $10M fine, $200M settlement

Arizona workers employed in jobs that tend to have a higher risk of workplace accidents such as construction, manufacturing or mining, trust in their employers to make sure their workplace environment meets safety standards. Companies in these industries are responsible for ensuring all safety equipment is available and functional. They are also responsible to make sure that all employees are trained properly for their positions. It is when companies neglect to meet these standards that tragedies occur.

Teacher falls at school, ends up in hospital

A high school teacher in Arizona was in a hospital recovering from a 20-foot fall two weeks ago. The injuries sustained in the school's gymnasium, a fractured leg and broken jaw, required two surgeries. Recovery will require rehabilitation, but according to the district superintendent, most of her expenses should be covered by workers' compensation because it occurred in the workplace.

Keeping Black Friday safe for everyone

Black Friday is possibly the most extreme shopping day in America. This year's Black Friday proved successful for retailers, with boosted sales and determined buyers. Shoppers are lured out at all hours of the day and night by promises of unbeatable sales and deals. Customers line up around the block or perimeter of stores, hours and even days early, waiting to spend their hard-earned money and fill their shopping carts to the top.

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