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September 2012 Archives

Scaffolding fall seriously injures Connecticut man

A few days ago, a 46-year-old Connecticut man who was working on the roof of a four-story triplex fell about 45 feet to the ground. The scaffolding he had been using was found broken into pieces near him. The New London Fire Department and the New London Police Department were both called to the scene to assist in the rescue.

Injured electrician says employer knew of unsafe work conditions

It shouldn't happen, but it does: employers fail to address serious safety issues in the workplace, and workers suffer injuries. When this happens, injured workers in the Stamford area deserve workers' compensation. Still, to receive those much needed benefits, you may need to push back against employers and insurance companies, and that requires skilled legal representation.

Breakthrough in the offing for Ground Zero exposure victims

Eleven years after their lives changed forever, construction workers who helped "unbuild" the World Trade Center, the firefighters and police who worked alongside them, and the people who lived nearby are about to get long-awaited news. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health is expected to finally recognize that as many as 50 types of cancer were caused by exposure to the dust and debris from the wrecked buildings. NIOSH is responsible for determining which illnesses are covered under a $2.77 billion federal Victim Compensation Fund. News of the impending announcement was first reported by the New York Post.

Veteran construction worker killed at jobsite mourned by friends

Officials are still trying to determine why a construction worker fell to his death at a construction jobsite in Washington, Connecticut last month. The 42 year-old victim was on a scaffold hanging sheetrock when he fell about 30 feet. Horrified co-workers tried to revive him for 25 minutes but he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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