A South Brunswick warehouse owner is now facing criminal charges in connection with an alleged electrocution of an employee after being criminally charged in the matter on Oct. 6, authorities state. According to police, the owner, a 38-year-old resident of Canada, had claimed there was no electricity running to a machine by which the employee was found unconscious. The owner claimed the employee had simply suffered a heart attack.
Most employees in New Jersey have workers' compensation coverage from their employers, and this form of insurance offers benefits to a worker who suffers from job-related illnesses or injuries. The type of benefits that a worker receives is based on an injury or illness, and an employee may be given medical benefits, permanent partial disability benefits and temporary or permanent total disability benefits. An employee's family may also receive death benefits if a work-related fatality occurs.
While pulling a tire fragment from a roadway, a New Jersey turnpike maintenance worker was struck and killed by a small truck on the morning of July 10. The victim had parked his work vehicle on the shoulder and switched on the flashing amber lights designed to caution drivers on the presence of workers on foot.
A 50-year-old New Jersey construction worker was killed in an accident involving an excavating crane on June 5. The man was working on a bird sanctuary project in Newark Bay. A coworker who witnessed the accident said that the crane began to lean forward before it fell top-first into the water. The coworker ran to help the man get out of the crane, but the vehicle sank in seconds. The man operating the crane at the time was, according to his coworker, possibly the best crane operator on the job.
According to authorities, masonry work collapsed inside a New Jersey restaurant, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another. The incident took place around 9 a.m. in downtown Maplewood on May 30. The collapse occurred from the first floor down to the basement. At the time of the incident, three construction workers were installing a staircase, officials said.
A recent study at the National Public Health Institute of Quebec confirmed what many of us would assume to be the case: exposure to loud noise at work can be hazardous to workers. The study, which compared thousands of workplace injuries over a 20-year time period found that regular exposure to noise levels of 100 decibels at least doubled the possibility of injury in the workplace when compared to other workers.
Several construction workers were injured earlier this week at a job site in Linden when a building under construction partially collapsed. In total, six beams that were to support the deck or ceiling of a warehouse fell. One of the workers survived the incident with a head injury, but he is currently in stable condition.