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May 2013 Archives

Connecticut worker hurt when sinkhole swallows forklift

Workplace injuries can come out of the blue, or from beneath a worker's feet. A Connecticut worker suffered a work-related injury recently in what authorities called a freak accident, when a warehouse floor collapsed under the forklift he was driving. He was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for a back injury.

Connecticut company fined after worker loses fingers

Workplace accidents can happen at any kind of workplace, but some kinds of work are inherently more dangerous than others. Connecticut and federal agencies are charged with the task of overseeing workplace safety, and may impose penalties when they find conditions that could lead to a serious accident at work.

Financial incentive to prevent workplace injuries

Connecticut workers who make their livings at dangerous occupations may want to tell their employers about what metal workers are doing at the beginning of their shifts at a fabrication plant. Before they start welding or cutting metal, the workers put on their safety glasses and orange vests and begin a 10-minute stretching routine designed to reduce the number of injuries at work.

Connecticut honors workers hurt on the job, but how many?

The Connecticut AFL-CIO recently held a ceremony in the state capitol in Hartford to honor those workers who were injured or killed on the job last year, as part of a nation-wide observance called Worker Memorial Day. But exactly how many workers are injured on the job in any state is an open question.

Connecticut man killed in construction accident

Construction workers have a dangerous job. Operating heavy machinery, moving heavy parts, climbing ladders and scaffolds - these are the daily tasks of construction workers, and when something goes wrong with them it can lead to a serious injury.

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