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August 2013 Archives

Risk of work-related injuries high at New Jersey window company

OSHA issues citations in the "serious" category when the agency determines that the probability of serious physical harm or death is substantially high. In order to fall into that category, the agency must also have determined that the employer knew (or, at least, should have known) that a workplace hazard existed. Based on OSHA's serious-category standards for citations, it may not be unreasonable to assume that many would feel that a vinyl-window manufacturer in New Jersey is a company whose production employees stand a good chance of suffering work-related injuries -- the company received a total of 14 alleged citations for serious violations after an inspection in June.

Premises liability sports alert: A child is hurt every 25 seconds

Those kids playing touch football in someone's backyard or shooting hoops in front of a neighborhood garage may represent an impending injury. Most New Jersey parents are glad to see their kids getting involved in athletic and sports activities, as they well should be. Parents should, however, be on the lookout for situations on theirs and other homeowners' properties that can lead to injuries and potential premises liability issues.

New Jersey car accident results in an assault by auto charge

A New Jersey resident has been charged with assault by auto. The charge came the month following a car accident which left three Garden State residents injured, two of them seriously. The two seriously injured men, one of whom is the driver being charged, needed to be freed from their vehicle by fire department personnel after the head-on collision which occurred on the second Monday of July.

Rising and deadly in-home accident: Kids hit by falling TVs

In what are alarming figures for families in New Jersey and across The United States, six young children have been killed by falling TVs since Jan. 2012. Between 1990 and 2011, the number of children who have died from injuries resulting from falling TVs is 215. Families should remain aware of the potentially deadly results of this growing in-home accident.

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