National power conglomerate Entergy Corp. reports that one person died and three were severely injured at a nuclear facility. Entergy, with holdings throughout Arizona and the United States, said the workplace accident was not caused by any functional reactors; the plant, Arkansas One, is still under alert as the incident is investigated.
A boom in the biofuels market is helping boost the sales of corn throughout the country, but this increased grain production is coming at a price. As more facilities throughout Arizona and the nation begin to store large amounts of corn, wheat and other grains, an increasing number of workplace accidents are occurring in storage silos. These suffocation and crushing deaths have rarely made waves in the national media, largely because they are confined to specific agricultural production efforts.
An Arizona man has died after sustaining injuries in a workplace accident while operating a crane. The accident reportedly happened at about 8:45 a.m. on Feb. 5, when the man was working to remove large telephone poles from a residential facility. Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors have begun their formal investigation into the matter, which was reported to the government on Feb. 6.
Slips, trips and falls are among the most common, and often the most injurious, workplace accidents at American construction sites today. Although most construction companies protect their workers by requiring harnesses and other protective gear, some firms are still negligent, blatantly ignoring safety rules. A Joplin, Missouri, man was injured at a hospital construction site, even though he was wearing a harness when he fell, according to media reports. That man is in fair condition in the hospital and is expected to recover, though his potential disability status remains unknown.
Many employees drive a car through the course of their employment. Be this for commercial vehicle driving, traveling for a business trip or delivering something. In many cases, employees injured in car accidents on the job in Arizona can stand to financially recoup through workers' compensation.
Workers along rivers in Arizona and elsewhere face significant risk because of heavy machinery usage. A recent tragic accident along the Mississippi demonstrates the dangerous nature of dry-dock work. A young dry-dock maintenance worker was killed on Nov. 15 after a workplace accident, according to company reports. The man, age 23, died at about 5 p.m. after he was struck with a massive chain that was holding a tugboat propeller. The chain reportedly broke because of excessive tension, knocking the man into the nearby Mississippi River.
A fatal workplace accident that happened during the first week of November at Georgia-Pacific is currently under investigation by occupational safety officials, according to government inspectors. The man who died was working for a contracting agency known as Industrial Contractors of Oklahoma, though his name has not yet been released.
Industrial accidents can happen anywhere, especially when workers are servicing heavy equipment or large machines. Elevator technicians throughout Arizona and the rest of the nation were stunned to hear news about a hazard that ended up killing a veteran employee recently.
A Bumble Bee Foods worker was killed in a tragic workplace accident on Oct. 11 when he was locked inside an oven. The Santa Fe Springs facility did not have a history of workplace safety violations, though, according to investigators, which makes the incident even more shocking. Bumble Bee products are sold nationwide, including at retail outlets throughout Arizona.
The widow of a man who died in a fatal workplace accident is suing the manufacturer of the crane equipment that was responsible for her late husband's death. The woman is seeking unspecified damages in connection with the incident, which occurred in September 2011.