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A new Michigan industry joins the MIOSHA high hazard list

Most Michigan residents probably believe that they have a good idea of what types of industries are thought of as the most hazardous. They know that the mining, farming, petrochemical and construction industries can be pretty dangerous places, and unfortunately these industries suffer many on-the-job injuries every year. But, a recent report by the Michigan Occupational Safety Health Administration has identified a top ten high hazard industry that many people in the state would probably not initially consider. In their winter 2015 newsletter, MIOSHA has recognized the Support Activities for Transportation as a new top ten high hazard industry. Accordingly, MIOSHA has identified SAT as one area of employment that the safety organization will work on to actively seek to reduce the injury and illness rates.

Dangers of a mine collapse and other risks with mine work

People in Michigan who work in mines understand the possible risks with that kind of job. While the number of times a mine collapse has been prominent in the news is generally low, that doesn't diminish the risk that mine workers face on a daily basis. Although workers are undoubtedly aware of these dangers, those risks can be mitigated by employers taking steps to avoid an unsafe work environment and work accidents. These accidents often happen due to common hazards - many of which are preventable with proper procedures.

Saginaw area mental health workers need protection

Many people honor police officers, firefighters and members of the military - and rightfully so -- for putting their lives on the line when they go to work every day. One line of work that many people may not associate with being dangerous, is working in a mental health care facility. Michigan mental health care employees may be exposed to violence in the workforce similar to other risky jobs. Whether a person's job requires repetitive motions that unreasonably strain the body, or an employee is exposed to a dangerous situation, employers must do everything possible ensure workers' safety.

Michigan man killed in industrial accident

A 49-year-old man was killed recently in a meat processing plant near Zeeland, Michigan. According to reports, the man was pulled into a piece of machinery during an overnight shift while cleaning the machinery and conveyors. His wife revealed that he was working overtime to pay household bills and will leave behind three daughters, aged 10, 7 and 11 months.

Man Killed in Tragic Slip and Fall North of Saginaw

A 58 year-old Gratiot County man was killed recently in an accident about 75 miles northeast of Saginaw. The incident occurred at the Cooperative Elevator Company. According to reports, the man was a contractor working on a feed mill. He fell approximately 60 feet through an opening and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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.