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Employee Drowns When Riding Lawn Mower Rolls Over Into Water

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In the early morning hours of April 28, 2020, a lawn maintenance worker was operating a ride-on mower, cutting grass approximately 10 feet from the edge of a body of water. His body was found later. He had drowned. There were no witnesses to the accident, but the police estimated the mower driver had changed […]

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New Jersey Permits Personal Injury Damages On Employee Claims For Not Accommodating Disabilities

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A recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision is set to drive change in the laws governing disability discrimination and failing to accommodate such claims under the Law Against Discrimination (LAD). In Mary Richter v. Oakland Board of Education, Docket No. A-23-19 (083273), the court held plaintiffs seek personal injury damages when an employer failed to accommodate […]

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Employee Struck By Tree Trunk In Water Drowns

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It was late in the day on July 26, 2018, when three workers were cutting an uprooted tree trunk laying across the Saddle River and up the bank. The goal was to cut the tree up into sections to remove it. Two of the workers were waiting for the third one to finish his section, […]

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A New Jersey construction company owner pleads guilty to perjury regarding his employees’ work-related injuries

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In May 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began investigating a New Jersey construction company after two employees fell through a skylight in separate incidents. On two different occasions, the employees were repairs to a barn. Its roof had a skylight that did not have barriers placed around it to prevent the workers […]

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A New Jersey ice cream manufacturing plant faces OSHA penalties after two employees lose fingers in separate workplace accidents.

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In September 2010, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated a New Jersey ice cream manufacturing plant after two employees suffered losses of their fingers while repairing an ice cream wrapper machine. During a repair in 2018, an employee’s fingers were caught in the machine. Because the machine jammed his fingers, the sanitation worker […]

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Vehicle That Crossed into Oncoming Lane Hit and Killed Police Officer Who Was Driving to Work

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All motorist driving on the New Jersey highways and roadways are required to drive with caution and care for themselves and other motorists. Driving safety rules include, following the speed limit, wearing a seatbelt, not driving too closely, driving appropriately for the weather conditions, and maintaining a proper lane. When a drive does not adhere […]

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Four Workers Injured in 50-Foot Fall After Scaffolding Collapsed

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Construction sites contain many hazards. The workers are consistently at risk of suffering injuries, illness, and even death. They must perform proper safety procedures, including wearing protective equipment and handling tools, materials, and chemicals with caution, and performing regular safety checks before, during, and after construction. However, accidents can still happen on constructions even with […]

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Construction Worker Killed After Buried and Trapped in a Trench Collapse

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Construction work and construction sites involve potential risks and dangers that can cause the workers to suffer injuries or lose their lives. Heavy objects may fall, tools and equipment may malfunction, failing to following safety procedures and techniques, shock or electrocution, and the collapse of buildings and structure are a few types of accidents that […]