Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Shows Reduction in Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in 2017.

A report released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a reduction in the number of workplace injuries and illnesses during 2017. According to the press release, [t]There were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2017….Private industry employers reported nearly 45,800 fewer nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2017 compared to a year earlier, according to estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. This continues a continuing tendency since 2003 according to data reported by BLS.
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What Does Crime Victim Rights Amendment Mean to North Carolinians?

On Tuesday, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the North Carolina constitution which provides crime victim with a series of rights that now are ensconced in the constitution. These rights include: The right to be treated with dignity and respect by the criminal justice system. The right as prescribed by law to be informed of and to be present at upon request to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of court proceedings of the accused.
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North Carolina Voters Pass Victim Rights Amendment

Yesterday, North Carolina voters passed an amendment to the state Constitution that enhances protections for victims of violent crime. Known as Marsy’s Law, similar amendments have already been adopted in a number of different jurisdictions. In voting yesterday, voters in six states approved similar amendments to their state constitutions.
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Two Workers Injured in Virginia Electrical Accident

Two construction workers have been critically injured in an electrical accident at a Virginia construction site.  Both workers were injured while attempting to install a 35-foot metal gutter. According to station WJLA, the gutter made contact with overhead power lines which were located 32 feet from a building  under construction according to Dominion Energy Virginia. The McGrath Firm represents clients in cases arising out of electrical accidents.  If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an electrical accident, please contact us for a free case evaluation. Homeowner Killed in Texas Electrical Accident A Texas man has
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One Worker Killed and Second severely Injured in Separate Electrical Accidents

During the past week one worker was killed and another was critically injured in electrical accidents. In Florida, a worker was killed in an aerial bucket when he contacted an energized overhead power line while trimming trees at a mobile home park. OSHA regulations prescribe detailed standards for tree trimming in the vicinity of overhead power lines. Employees who have not received training regarding electrical hazards must maintain a minimum distance of at least 10 feet from overhead power lines. Qualified workers who have received specialized training so they can work within 10 feet of energized power lines and equipment
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