workplace injuries

Zwanenberg Food Group USA Fined $1.7 Million and Commits to Safety Overhaul at Green Township Plant

Zwanenberg Food Group USA, based in Cincinnati, has agreed to pay a $1.7 million fine and implement significant safety improvements at its local plant following multiple investigations by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The processed food supplier, which employs approximately 175 local workers, has committed to investing $1.9 million...

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The most common causes of worker injuries and fatalities in Ohio

Workplace accidents and injuries are an unfortunate reality in the modern workplace. Even more unfortunate is the fact that every year in the United States, thousands of workers die in work-related accidents. Although any worker can suffer an on-the-job injury, there are certain industries that see more incidents. (more…)

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What can employees do about dangerous work conditions?

A Cleveland-area manufacturer was recently hit with nearly $90,000 in proposed penalties after being cited for a variety of dangerous work conditions. Fifteen serious violations, one repeat violation and one other-than-serious violation were issued following inspections earlier this year. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration cited fall hazards, slippery work surfaces, lack of proper...

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Key Facts About Back Injuries in the Workplace

Back injuries are common in many types of work environments and can happen to anyone, at any time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than one million workers suffer from back injuries each and every year. Preventing back injuries is considered to be one of the greatest workplace challenges employers and employees...

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Keeping an Eye on Workplace Injuries and Illness

[caption id="attachment_3239" align="alignright" width="200"] Photo: Geoffrey Whiteway[/caption] An important part of staying current on employment law is analyzing the annual release of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). We now have the latest numbers for 2012 and the news overall is good. The total rate of workplace injuries and illnesses is down...

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Jury Awards $39M in Wrongful Death Case

  Elk & Elk personal injury attorney Phillip Kuri obtains justice for client CLEVELAND, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ [caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Phillip A. Kuri, Partner at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., obtained a $39 million dollar jury verdict for his client.[/caption] The Ohio personal injury law firm of Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. is...

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That Was Close! – Near-Miss Incident Reporting

How many times have you marveled how lucky it was to avoid a close call while on the job? While narrowly escaping a workplace accident may just seem like a fortunate break, it’s actually an important opportunity. Taking the time to report a near-miss incident right now can prevent serious injuries in the future....

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Ohio Companies top OSHA Penalty List

An average of 13 Americans are killed on the job every single day of the year. In addition, tens of thousands die every year from workplace disease and nearly 4 million workers each year are seriously injured on the job. OSHA’s top 10 offenders in 2013 include five Ohio companies (in red.) The failure of companies...

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Ravenna Company Fined for Lead Exposure

Spectrum Machine Inc. is facing $188,300 in penalties for exposing workers to dangerous levels of lead and copper fumes, according to an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Ohio company, which makes bronze and brass parts, received a total of 13 citations and was placed...

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