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10 Things Employers Can do to Help Prevent Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents in Mississippi Workplaces

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

There is no question that slip, trip and fall accidents are both fairly common in the workplace and have the potential to seriously injure workers, and even result in death. Indeed, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), in the year 2021 alone, a whopping 850 workers died in fall accidents, and an additional… Read More »

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Ladder Safety Month Raises Awareness of Fall Hazards on the Job

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

We all have a different level of comfort and experience when it comes to using ladders at home and at work. While some people nimbly race up a ladder to put up their Christmas lights in the winter or to fix an electric line on the job, others are less inclined to crawl to… Read More »

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3M Hit with “Willful” Safety Violations after Two Workers Die in Fatal Workplace Accidents

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The tragic and horrific story of a worker who was killed at a 3M factory in Wisconsin raises questions about whether the company was “indifferent” to worker safety after being hit with “willful” safety violations. According to the Star Tribune, 3M worker Trisha Jones was killed on May 9, 2023 when she was assisting… Read More »

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Minnesota DOT Worker Honored, Bridge Renamed after Fatal Work Accident

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

There is no doubt that America’s construction workers are the unsung heroes that build and maintain our streets, buildings, and infrastructure that is vital to our everyday lives. What is less discussed, however, is just how dangerous construction work can be, and the risks that construction workers face every day that they step onto… Read More »

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Can You Guess the “Fatal Four” Leading Causes of Death in the Construction Industry?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

If you peel through news stories about worker safety, you will likely notice a common theme: construction work is dangerous work, and construction workers are at risk of getting injured on the job or even being involved in a fatal work accident. Indeed, it seems that at least every week, if not more often,… Read More »

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Louisiana Worker’s Death Highlights Dangers of Working in Confined Spaces on the Job

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The terrible death of a Louisiana worker earlier this year highlights a disturbing pattern arising in workplace deaths – worker deaths in confined workspaces. According to news reports, in early 2024, Louisiana man and Thoma-Sea Marine construction worker Elmer Perez was welding inside a ship at Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors in Houma, Louisiana. When Perez… Read More »

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Louisiana Workers Severely Injured in Chemical Plant Accident

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Recent news of a chemical plant accident that occurred over the weekend has shaken the residents of Gramercy, Louisiana, and has exposed to the public the dangerous risks that chemical plant workers face every day on the job. According to local reports, multiple workers at the Atalco alumina plant in Gramercy were severely or… Read More »

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Are You Familiar with these 7 Workplace Crush Injuries?

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

A fatal workplace accident in California just a day after the New Year’s Day 2024 holiday underscores the seriousness of crush injuries at American workplaces. According to local news reports, on Tuesday, January 2, a truck driver was killed on the job in La Joya, California in the early morning hours. Local sheriffs who… Read More »

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If You Work in Manufacturing Be Aware of these 6 Common Factory Accidents

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

Just days ago, news of the death of a worker at a manufacturing plant in Davidson, North Carolina, hit internet websites across the country. According to reports, the North Carolina manufacturing worker was killed at Trane Technologies at around 11 a.m. on Friday, January 12. Details of the accident are sparse and the victim’s… Read More »

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Worker’s Death from Scaffolding Fall in Hawaii Highlights Hazards Workers Face when Working from Heights on Scaffolding

By Lunsford Baskin & Priebe PLLC |

The death of a 68-year-old worker in Honolulu, Hawaii brings to light the dangers that workers face when working at heights on construction projects and other work projects. According to local news reports, the worker, who has not been identified, fell from scaffolding at a Komohana Place project in Kapolei, Hawaii on Tuesday, January… Read More »

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