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July 2014 Archives

Man threatened by co-worker's husband wins workers' compensation

There are a lot of gray areas when it comes to determining eligibility for workers' compensation benefits. Each state has its own laws and while a physical injury that happens in the workplace is typically covered, the courts are still divided when it comes to mental issues such as stress. A New York man is celebrating a victory after the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division awarded him workers' compensation for stress inflicted by a co-worker's husband's plot to murder him.

Work-related accident at national site exposes workers to risk

Some of America's most iconic landmarks are located in New York. These landmarks often represent successes in our nation's past and conjure positive sentiments in support of loyalty. Many more are located throughout the rest of the nation, but the national capital in Washington, DC is home to a large collection of monuments dedicated to presidents and nationalism. However, many are quite old and are in need of consistent maintenance and upkeep.

Man dies from construction injuries at New York complex

Unfortunately, accidents occur quite frequently in the construction industry. Heights, machinery and electricity can all cause serious injuries or even death. Sadly, that was recently the case for a New York man who died on a construction site, while moving a piece of equipment at a computer chip plant.

Reduce risk of work-related accident when hiring students

Students bring a lot of value to small businesses in New York. With no classes during the summer, students can work flexible schedules. Plus, they often work for low wages and bring fresh new ideas to the company. However, of the 19% of small businesses expected to hire student workers this summer, 27% do not offer any safety training. This can pose some serious workplace safety issues.

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