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Pierce Egerton

National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week Begins

This Monday, April 19 begins National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week for 2010. An event is scheduled in New York City to kickoff a week of programs across the United States that will promote this…

Lawrence Egerton

What to Do If You’re Injured on the Job

When someone is injured at work, farthest from his or her mind are claims and lawsuits. However, there are several provisions an injured worker should follow immediately after an accident on the job…

Lawrence Egerton

51 Year Old Charlotte Man Electrocuted and Revived by Defibrilator

Nelson Pozo has developed quite a relationship with electrical current. Pozo was working for AEP Industries Saturday night when he was accidentally electrocuted. He received a 420 volt shock, though…

Pierce Egerton

Tighter Safety Standards Sought In Wake of Tragic Fireworks Accident

According to State Senator Marc Basnight, new legislation will be introduced next week to tighten safety standards for the handling of large quantities of fireworks. The move comes in the wake of…

Pierce Egerton

Electrocution at UNCG: More Information And More Questions

More information is now available about the electrocution of a construction worker yesterday at UNCG. The worker was an employee of Greensboro-based Powertec Electric. Powertec was doing electrical…

Pierce Egerton

Worker Electrocuted at UNCG

The News & Record is reporting that a man rewiring lighting fixtures near the bookstore was electrocuted when he opened a junction box that still had power. The man was taken to Cone Hospital…

Pierce Egerton

UPDATE: 4 Dead, 1 Injured in Tragic Fireworks Explosion

The Virginian-Pilot is reporting that two more workers have died from injuries sustained when a truck loaded with fireworks exploded on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The…

Pierce Egerton

One Dead, Four Wounded in Fireworks Blast

One worker was killed and four others seriously injured when a truck filled with fireworks exploded this morning on Ocracoke Island, NC. WFMY is reporting that one of the injured suffered serious…

Dan Deuterman

Preventing Construction Injuries

Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs out there, accounting for more workplace injuries and fatalities than any other field.But there are simple things that construction workers and their employers can do to prevent injuries on the job.These tips are taken from a new 92-page guide from the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. It’s a must-read for any…

Dan Deuterman

OSHA Increasing Unannounced Safety Checks to Prevent Construction Injuries

For many construction workers, job safety is truly a matter of life and death. It’s hard to imagine putting your life on line everyday just by going to work. A startling number of construction workers are injured and die each year from falls, crushed by equipment, electrocutions and other causes. The number of construction-related injuries numbers more than 400,000 every year, according to OSHA…