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Industrial Workers' Accidents Archives

Major workplace accident injures eight, many with burns

A tragic incident occurred in Tavares, Florida, a town located northwest of Orlando. Eight workers were injured in a massive fire that happened at a propane plant and four of them were listed in critical condition soon after the incident had been tamed. According to eyewitness reports, flames from the fire reached 200 feet as it was fueled by the large amount of propane stored at the facility. As the fire began, many residents living nearby came out of their homes because they began hearing loud explosions. Some were ready to go to sleep when the explosions began. By the next morning, reports indicate that thousands of scorched propane tanks were present.

Veteran, long-time employee dies in workplace accident

Individuals involved in the manufacturing industry in Florida are often aware of the safety conditions at their workplaces. But just because an accident has not occurred does not mean that workers should let their guards down. A factory accident can happen at any time and can leave an employee severely injured. It can also cause a person to die, as one such accident recently took the life of a 56-year-old man.

BLS report says Florida has high number of exposure deaths

A report published in 2012 has indicated that Florida is one of the most fatal states for workplace accidents related to harmful exposure. A factory accident can certainly be caused by exposure to substances or environments that are considered hazardous. With Florida ranking third in the country with 27 exposure fatalities in 2011, there may be cause for workers to be concerned. The state was only topped by Texas and California, which had first and second place, respectively.

Watch Out For Social Security Reductions Following Workers' Comp Settlements

Settling a workers' compensation case as a Claimant who is receiving or who is expected to receive Social Security Disability Benefits requires careful consideration of the rules utilized by the Social Security Administration regarding workers' compensation offsets. This Post addresses the law with respect to social security offsets from the social security prospective and some practical suggestions to avoid problems.

No criminal charges filed for refinery explosion

The dangers of being employed as an industrial worker are known to many people in Florida. But that does not stop many from choosing the work and making a career out of it. Factory accidents do happen and many result in injuries and fatalities, leaving families of the deceased mourning. Regulatory agencies from the government are often called in to inspect such incidents and if employers can be held responsible, they will be.

Gas blast kills more than three dozen at Mexican facility

The dangers of working in an industrial complex are known by many, but not by all. Proper training and education can create the awareness necessary to mitigate the risk of fatal accidents, but that does not stop factory accidents from happening; Florida workers are well aware of this. One such accident occurred in Mexico late last month. More than three dozen people were killed in the incident.

Man's arm severed in pasta factory accident

Manufacturing facilities are dangerous places. Workers are exposed to moving machinery, forklifts, harmful chemicals and other hazards. Injuries can happen during the most unlikely processes, even if safety procedures are in place. A factory accident in Pinellas Park on January 25, left a man severely injured after he was harmed by just such a workplace hazard. The man's arm was severed during his shift at a local pasta factory when he became entangled in a machine.

Woman dies in industrial accident on Air Force base

Florida employees, like employees all across the country who work in factories, plants and industrial sites, are at risk for a workplace injury. Employees anywhere can be hurt on the job, but a factory accident or an industrial accident can cause especially serious and debilitating injuries, and even death.

New technology gives man his hand back

When one man lost the lower part of his right arm in 2006, he became depressed. His life had been changed forever, and it was due to a factory accident that involved an industrial blender used in the smelting of metals. The father of one worked at the plant for some time before the accident took his arm and made him unable to contribute in ways that he had done before.

Man survives electrocution and fall but loses motor skills

Like most states, Florida has many employees working in the manufacturing industry. Due to this, the risk for a factory accident exists, and it could cause a person to become seriously injured. That's what happened to an employee of Foxconn, the largest contract manufacturer of products for Apple Inc.

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