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Unions say electrical hazards high for workers

UNI global union reports that there has been an recent increase in electrocution deaths among technicians at American companies, and many union leaders are pushing for employers to offer greater protection against these worksite injuries and deaths.CWA and the IBEW have met with Verizon, AT&T and others to discuss and encourage positive changes in training, education, equipment and other areas….

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ASSE to discuss hexavalent chromium standard

A report from Des Plaines, Illinois, says that The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will host a discussion of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Healthy Administration (OSHA) Hexavalent Chromium Standard this month. OSHA created the standard to improve the safety, health and environmental profession. Hexavalent chromium (CR(VI)) exposure can be detrimental to workers’ health in a…

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State trooper's family in worker's comp court battle

The family of a state trooper who committed suicide after the Norfolk Bank shootings in 2002 is nearing a heated court battle over worker’s comp claims.A report from ktiv.com News Channel 4 details the story:Zach committed suicide the day after five people were shot to death inside a Norfolk bank in September 2002.He’d pulled over one of the bank shooters, Erick Vela, the week before the…

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Asbestos Lawsuit Results In $16.4 Million Award

New Jersey injury lawyer Ricky Bagolie notes that his firm represented Asbestos victims who were part of a $16.4 million award. The victims suffered injuries as a result of being exposed to asbestos during their careers with the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). During the trial, the company noted that dust masks were available to the workers and used that fact as part of their defense. However,…