A company that manufactures hardware for garage doors has been cited for a slew of safety violations in the wake of a recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection. The firm, Napoleon Spring Works, has plants in Phoenix, Arizona, and a variety of other locations throughout the nation. The inspection in question occurred at the company's Ohio plant, where employees were exposed to a variety of workplace hazards that could have resulted in amputation. Official reports show that the company should have known to be more vigilant. It is widely known throughout the manufacturing industry that amputation hazards are among the leading causes of manufacturing injury.
Would you believe that working as an Internet content moderator would put you at high-risk for workplace ailments such as psychiatric illnesses? With the new economy changing to an ever-increasing tech focus, our concept of dangerous jobs must shift to accommodate non-traditional hazards. Although we still must consider miners, tower workers and nurses among the most vulnerable to workplace illness, expanding our ideas about hazardous jobs will be necessary in the coming decades.
Scores of American workers in Arizona and other states suffer workplace injuries in fires or explosions. These accidents are particularly likely to happen in manufacturing facilities that use hazardous chemicals, including those that produce fertilizer and other industrial goods. Even though many of these facilities do not respond well to the burn emergencies, neighbors of an industrial plant in Texas say they are surprised at the professionalism and expertise with which that plant has responded to recent explosions. Still, workers have been injured in those blasts, creating some level of safety concerns for the employees at the plant.
Peek into any American freezer, and you are almost certain to find a frozen pizza or similar product. The human price that Arizona and other residents pay for these products may be higher than you think, however, as an occupational safety investigation reveals. A Milwaukee firm is under fire for alleged workplace injury violations after a worker suffered the amputation of three fingers during an accident.
When the average American thinks about workplace injuries, it is unlikely that they consider National Football League athletes among the ranks of the wounded. Still, football is work, and a massive number of employment-related injuries are attributable to the sport each year. As the fight over athletes' workers' compensation continues, Arizona's nearby neighbor California is entering the spotlight because of its recent controversy.
Falls are among the most common industry-related injuries in America today. Workers throughout Arizona and other states suffer serious injuries when they fall from significant heights. A fall from just a few feet can cause significant harm, depending upon the surface and speed of impact. A man from the upper Northwest has settled his workplace injury case relating to a 50-foot fall that happened while he was cleaning an unused county-owned water tank.
Temporary workers struggle with workplace rights throughout the nation and workers in California have gone on strike to protest poor working conditions in Wal-Mart distribution centers. Temporary workers in Arizona and elsewhere have been exposed to hazards on the job that lead to workplace injuries and accidents. A newly released memo from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows just how vulnerable temporary workers are to on-the-job harm.
A cherry picker overturned on Dec. 6 in Arizona's neighboring state of California, sending a worker plunging more than 40 feet to the ground. Reports from the scene show that the man, who was in his early 70s, sustained several workplace injuries in connection with the accident, which happened while he was painting a building.
Investigators have taken note of the odd circumstances surrounding a set of recent leg amputations at a concrete plant in Fontana. The victims were both working at the Oldcastle concrete plant when the workplace injuries occurred. Further, a man was killed in the most recent incident when he was struck in the head with an errant cable. The plant is currently under heavy scrutiny from the state's occupational safety and health authority.
A construction worker dong work at Northern Avenue and 28th Avenue in Phoenix recently was injured falling into a trench and was unable to climb out by himself. A number of firefighters rushed to the scene to carry out a rescue operation. Co-workers watched nervously as they hoped that their friend had not suffered fatal workplace injuries.