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Take Time to Focus on Forklift Safety

By Grant Law Office on November 25, 2019

Christmas lists, Black Friday shopping, and warehouse accidents seem to go together hand in hand. As a mad dash comes into retail stores, heavy machinery and seasonal workers combine behind the scenes to get the product out and ship the gifts on time. Injuries can and do happen. However, this shouldn’t be the case.

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Construction Worker Killed at Atlanta High School

By Grant Law Office on July 10, 2012

A male sub-contractor was killed in a fatal GA construction accident after falling from a hydraulic lift at an Atlanta high school. According to a news report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the fatal falling accident occurred at Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta. Officials say the victim was a sub-contractor involved in the expansion of the school. He fell approximately 20 feet from the hydraulic lift and suffered fatal injuries. It is unclear how or why the accident occurred. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident.

There are many types of lifts that are used at Atlanta construction sites. Construction contractors often have to work from elevation by using elevating work platforms, boom-supported elevating work platforms, hydraulic lifts, and scissor lifts. These machines can be extremely useful, but they are also very dangerous.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases 2010 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Late August

By Grant Law Office on August 11, 2011

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) online magazine, Occupational Health & Safety, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is set to release its 2010 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) later this month, on August 25. Previous statistics have shown a trend of decreasing fatalities in connection to the economic recession, especially in construction. Many are curious as to whether this trend continued through 2010.

According to previous CFOI reports, occupational fatalities had dropped dramatically in 2009 from those in 2008 as the result of the weakened economy. In 2009, there were about 4,340 worker fatalities, which was a 17 percent drop from the final 5,214 in 2008. The number of fatalities in 2009 was the lowest preliminary annual count in the CFOI’s history. The greatest decline in fatalities was in construction.

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