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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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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 Who Had His Lower Leg Amputated After a Construction Injury at an Amusement Parks Wins a $2.75 Settlement

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Construction worker Anthony Dos Santos was working at an amusement park in 2014, when he was injured after his foot was run over by a forklift. Santos was holding a rope that controlled the movement of a structural column suspended by the forklift. Suddenly the forklift stopped, which pulled the construction worker in front of […]