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Determining liability in a construction accident

By both federal and state law, employers must make every effort to maintain a safe working environment for its employees. But some working conditions and environments, such as construction sites, are inevitably more hazardous than others and, as the saying goes, accidents happen. But some accidents are preventable, and often neglect or oversights by various or multiple parties led to conditions where an accident is more likely to occur. For workers who have been injured in a construction accident, where does liability fall?

Steps to employ when lifting a heavy object on the job

Lifting an oversized or heavy object occurs every day on most Michigan work sites. And, far too many times, workers injure themselves while performing this task. Proper lifting techniques can help prevent a work accident, but unfortunately, too many workers still do not practice the proper way to lift or have not been given the proper lifting instructions. So here are some basic steps to take when lifting on the job.

Two Michigan workers killed on the job during November

Despite worker education, improved safety equipment and the use of proper safety techniques on the job, workers still are at risk for injuries and serious accidents at work sites every day throughout the state. Now, a news release from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has indicated two additional workers were killed during the month of November here in Michigan.

Equipment types and movements that can cause an amputation

An amputation can be traumatic. Recovering from this type of injury is a daunting challenge for anyone and can involve relearning basic skills such as walking and writing. The risk of an amputation can occur in many different industries; however there are some kinds of equipment and kinds of machine motions that can present a more dangerous amputation hazard than others. So here are specific types of tools and motions to be aware of.

What 3 steps can help prevent falls at Michigan job sites?

Preventing all types of accidents on the job site should be the concern of every Michigan employer and employee. But reducing serious accidents and fatalities caused by falls is also paramount because this type of accident is preventable. But what steps can workers and employers take to help reduce the number of falls at Michigan job sites?

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.