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Repetitive stress injuring hundreds of Saginaw area workers

As kids, we all learn about economies of scale, or the cost savings obtained through specialization. Rather than each immigrant to the New World managing each and every one of their needs independently, they began specializing in one thing or another. The blacksmith became an expert at pounding out horseshoes for everyone in town, while the baker became proficient at creating that loaf of rye to feed the community and society as a whole prospered.

Do repetitive stress injuries qualify for workers comp benefits?

Workplace accidents happen every day in Michigan. From serious incidents to minor slip and falls, these incidents entitle the victims to benefits from their employer's workers' compensation carrier. Most of us, though, are fortunate enough to avoid sudden and jarring accidents at work. More likely, the repetitive stress of the job leads to nagging injuries that just won't quit.

Man dies from industrial injury outside of Saginaw

A steel worker was killed recently at a plant outside Saginaw, Michigan. According to reports, the Buena Vista Fire Department and the Buena Vista Police Department were dispatched to Peerless Steel around 9:45 p.m. Once on the scene, the emergency personnel discovered that one of the plant's employees had been crushed by steel that had rolled onto him. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Back injuries most common injury in the workplace

Workplace injuries can be very painful and cause long-term complications for workers. There are many different types of work-related injuries, but back injuries are the most common workplace injury in the United States. Back injuries may not seem like a serious safety issue, but they can cause severe pain and disabilities among workers. In addition to the pain, back injuries contribute to a significant amount of lost wages and workers' compensation claims. 

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