Category Archives: Death

US Mining Deaths Drop in 2016

Preliminary data released by the US Dept of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration indicate that in 2016, 26 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines-down from 29 in 2015. The figure represents the lowest number of mining … Continue reading

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Electrocution-Related Accidents

Newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that electrocution-related accidents take a high toll on U.S. Workers. Local government employees who work on power lines averaged 78 days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers in 2014; … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this Picture?

While working at the beach I stopped to observe the crane operator. But my attention immediately went to the men on the side of the building. Setting trusses, I watched the crane operator making a blind pick. No signaler. The … Continue reading

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On the job deaths-older workers

On the job fatalities in 2014 increased to 4,679, more than one-third of which occurred among older workers, according to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The total fatality count is a 2 percent increase from 2013, … Continue reading

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