The dog days of summer are here in New Jersey. Swimming pools, amusement parks, summer camps and movie theaters are all busy. In addition to being busy these institutions of summer typically employ a large number of young people. As the rate of employment for young people goes up in the summer, so does their chance of suffering a work injury, or dying, on the job.
Medicinal marijuana, commonly called cannabis for medicinal use, is legal in New Jersey. In a recent case involving a gentleman who suffered multiple workplace injuries, his doctor prescribed medicinal cannabis to relieve his pain. The workers' compensation insurer was ordered by a judge to cover the cost of the prescription.
The prompt action of various emergency services in New Jersey prevented a tragedy on a recent Thursday morning. This incident involved exposure to toxic fumes -- something that has led to many workers' compensation claims over the years. In this case, 50 employees in an industrial facility were evacuated before anyone suffered severe harm.
Companies aspire and strive to meet customer demands for their product. To meet high demands, sometimes production is sped up. With a faster output on the assembly line, it can raise the risk of a serious work injury. An injury would not only stall the employee's ability to work, but potentially stall production for the company if work safety becomes a concern. In order to avoid injury on the job, it is imperative for company owners in New Jersey to consider the safety of their workers during manufacture.
Protocols and procedures are put in place as safety guidelines for people working in hazardous work environments. To avoid an accident, New Jersey workers should meticulously calculate every decision and move when completing a high-risk job. Unfortunately, there can be miscalculations on a job due to human error that can lead to a serious work injury or death. Recently, a man in a neighboring state lost his life after a tragic fall while taking safety measures to complete a task.
Large machinery is beneficial when working on a construction site as it can help complete a task quicker and easier than manual labor. However, it also has its risks for those operating or working near the equipment. Regardless of New Jersey safety regulations put in place to avoid a mishap, sometimes an accident occurs that results in a work injury or death. According to reports, almost half of the work fatalities are related to construction.
When a job requires manual work, it is imperative for New Jersey laborers to be aware of their surroundings to ensure safety for themselves and others while the job is being completed. However, when safety measures fail, it can cause a serious work injury or a fatal accident. Unfortunately, a young man recently fell to his death in a nearby state when a safety rail gave way while he was on the job.
Those working in physically demanding jobs not only rely on their own manpower to complete the job but also their equipment. However, sometimes, equipment can fail, causing a delay in the job completion or worse, a work injury. Recently, a New Jersey cemetery worker experienced a failure of equipment, which led to him being buried alive.
Construction work can be dangerous for New Jersey workers in the industry. Whether caused by equipment failure, lack of safety precautions or other factors, an accident on the job could result in a serious work injury. In addition to the physical suffering a victim may face, he or she may also have to deal with unexpected financial burdens. A worker in a neighboring state was recently injured when a roof collapsed.
While construction work can be rewarding for those in the industry, it can also be dangerous. Most construction companies in New Jersey and across the country implement various safety measures to keep workers safe. However, an unexpected accident may still occur and cause a work injury. Two workers in another state were recently injured and another was killed in an accident on the job.