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Young man killed in work accident

A 24-year-old man was killed in an equipment accident in Dalton, Georgia, on Sept. 18 when a large piece of machinery fell on him. The man was working for Spartan Industrial Contracting moving and dismantling heavy machinery. They were contracting with Larue Properties at the time. The accident occurred on Larue Properties rental space owned by the Marketing Alliance Group. According to OSHA, this is the second time the Marketing Alliance Group has been investigated for work accidents since 2012. The company has stated that it will comply fully with the investigation.

Workplace injuries have long-lasting impact on life and finances

The state of Georgia has established a no-fault workers' compensation system, meaning that people who suffer an injury at work are entitled to benefits without demonstrating fault or negligence on the part of the employer. Workplace accidents happen under widely varied circumstances, in all industries, but one thing they have in common is that they are never expected. Millions of people are injured at work every year, and many of them suffer under a financial burden unnecessarily.

OSHA threatens fine after film crew member death

After a camera assistant was killed during the filming of a Gregg Allman biopic in Georgia called 'Midnight Rider," the Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted an investigation and recently announced its findings. The female worker died in February after being struck by a train while helping to film a scene on a railroad track. Eight other workers suffered injuries during the workplace accident.

New federal law aims to protect utility workers

Electric utility workers in Georgia and other states across the nation may soon have their activities regulated by a new federal law designed to reduce the number of fall-related workplace accidents and fatalities that occur each year. According to reports, electric and cellphone service providers commonly permit their lineworkers to climb to the top of tall towers without using safety harnesses, a practice known as "free climbing." While some firms have put a halt to the practice, the government will crack down on those that continue to employ such methods after April 2015.

Worker injured in industrial accident

An industrial accident in a Georgia town sent one worker to the hospital and affected a nearby apartment complex. Official reports show that the accident occurred on the morning of July 7 at a chemical plant in Dalton. A worker was adding a chemical to a tank when there was a reaction that resulted in the development of a vapor. The employee closed the lid on the tank, but some of the vapor still escaped, and he inhaled the substance.

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