Given the nature of the work, many activities within the construction industry obviously bring with them a potential for on-the-job accidents and injuries.
A recent report issued by the national Bureau of Labor Statistics both confirms assumptions likely held by millions of Ohioans and other Americans and provides for a bit of a surprise, as well.
Now that summer is in full swing, many Cleveland families are planning make (or have already made) the short trip to Sandusky to visit Cedar Point. This amusement park has been an Ohio staple for generations.
A global polyethylene foam product manufacturing company headquartered in Quebec, Canada, and with approximately 50 workers employed in a plant in the small city of Sidney in west-central Ohio is receiving unwanted attention from OSHA inspectors.
Notwithstanding good-faith attempts by management at a construction workplace to make the environment as safe as possible, and regardless of how many rules are promulgated by safety regulators to guard against construction accidents, industrial worksites always harbor the potential for danger and workers' injuries.
A Canadian company with a manufacturing plant in North Jackson, west of Youngstown, has been cited for several safety violations following a fatal equipment accident that occurred last October.
When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) discovers that employers have failed in their responsibility to ensure the safety of their employees, the agency has the authority to issue citations to the employer and propose measures to protect employees from injury. OSHA also may propose fines, both to help compensate injured workers, and to send employer's the message that workplace safety is of utmost importance.
Two children and two adults are recovering from a truck accident on Thursday this week. The truck accident occurred when a pickup truck crashed into a parked utility truck, causing the utility worker to be thrown from the truck's elevated bucket. Reports detail that the children, who were riding in the pickup with a 28-year-old driver, suffered the most severe injuries and were flown from the scene to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center following the truck accident.
A recent truck accident in Bath Township, Ohio, caused some major delays in traffic on Interstate 77 South on Wednesday morning. According to responding law enforcement officers and recent news reports, the truck accident occurred on I-77S, on a bridge going over State Route 18, when a jackknifed semi-truck was forced up against the center wall of the roadway. Police believe that a smaller box truck, which was traveling in front of the semi-truck, lost control and lost its load all over the highway.
News reports detail that a Cleveland motorcyclist was killed after his motorcycle collided with a semi-trailer Wednesday morning in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. The truck accident occurred around 8:10 a.m. on U.S. Highway 64 about a mile west of State Highway 18. State highway patrol expressed that the truck accident happened when a 64-year-old man was traveling northbound on U.S. 64 when he crossed the center lane of the highway and hit a southbound semi truck.