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March 2014 Archives

Two Injured in Serious Accident on Construction Site

Two workers in Boston were injured when the 12th floor of a building under construction collapsed to the fifth floor. According to reports, approximately 120 workers were on the construction site working on the planned 33-story building when the serious accident occurred. One of the victims sustained a serious head injury, while the other was hospitalized for what was described as a minor injury.

Workers' compensation protects Michigan families

A tragic story out of a nearby state has local Saginaw workers concerned for the welfare of their families. According to reports, a 55-year-old woman was killed at work while she sorted donations to a thrift store. The woman and a co-employee saw a bulge in a sock that was included in a box of donated materials. When the other employee went to empty the sock, a gun fell out and discharged.

Michigan workers urged to protect eyes, avoid serious accidents

As Michigan residents may already know, March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. As a result, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is pushing a campaign to encourage safe work practices across the country. In fact, the construction industry is one of the main three industries where eye injuries occur. Since over 300,000 workers visit the hospital every year because of eye injuries in the workplace, the campaign has its work cut out for it.

From offices in Saginaw, Michigan, Burns Law provides legal services for clients in Saginaw County, Isabella County, Bay County, Tuscola County, Huron County, Genesee County, Shiawassee County and the surrounding areas, including communities such as Flint, Grand Rapids, Bay City, Midland, Mount Pleasant, Lansing, Cadillac, Kentwood, Forest Hills and Ionia.