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March 2015 Archives

Workplace injuries result in huge costs

While improvements in health and safety practices have led to fewer workplace accidents than there were two decades ago, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that 3 million on the job injuries and illnesses result every year in the private sector alone. Workers and companies in Texas and the rest of the country all suffer as work-related incidents cost taxpayers and companies around $250 billion per year.

Workplace injuries contributing to economic inequality

Employees in Texas might be interested in learning more about why the U.S. Labor Department claims that workplace injuries are contributing to income inequality. The federal agency released a report detailing the recent findings on March 4. The data published in the report raises several critical issues that are having a significantly negative impact on the U.S workforce under its current construct. It is now clearly evident that there are systemic flaws in the manner workplace injuries are now dealt with.

Man injured in workplace accident by other company files suit

A man from Texas has filed suit against a company that employed people at the same work site where he worked, alleging that he was seriously injured due to an accident that their employees caused. His suit claims that the business was negligent in their actions in his place of employment and therefore should be held liable for the damages resulting.

Texas man killed in commercial construction accident

A construction worker in Texas died after an accident at an El Paso commercial construction accident. The man was working on a new medical center at the time of the accident. He died around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Information regarding the exact details of the accident has been withheld pending notification of the victim's family.

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