workplace accident Archives

Nebraska grain elevator accident leaves 1 worker dead

Employment in the grain industry comes with its share of unique risks. As you may imagine, handling and storing grain to help feed an entire nation is typically a very large operation requiring many workers and precise attention to safety. When a workplace accident in this industry occurs, the outcome rarely favors the victim.

The many hazards associated with Nebraska's agriculture industry

The state of Nebraska is famous for its contributions to the American meat production industry. However, the state also contributes significantly to the national agriculture industry as well. Farming on a very large scale is not exactly a popular occupation, but it still attracts many workers looking for steady income. Unfortunately, the large-scale farming industry has many health hazards.

Practicing safety when working with trenches

Trenches are a typical part of many jobs, especially in the construction industry and when working with utilities, but they also carry a very high level of risk -- higher than many workers realize. If there is a trench collapse, workers can be buried and seriously injured or killed in mere seconds. The amount of earth that falls back into the trench could weigh thousands of pounds, and moving it quickly and safely may be impossible.

Why you should always report workplace accidents

Do you always report even minor workplace accidents and injuries to your employer? Two examples of minor accidents include tripping over debris and getting struck by a lightweight falling object. To most Omaha workers, incidents like these do not seem to be worthy of making a report.

Solutions for loading dock workplace accident hazards

Consumers rarely see loading dock workers, but these employees are essential to most Nebraska industries. Unfortunately, this type of occupational environment contains many workplace accident hazards. Although workers' compensation provides employees with financial benefits if an injury occurs, reducing hazards completely is preferable.

Workplace accidents: Beware of grain handling hazards

The grain handling industry provides a necessary source of income to many residents in Omaha and other areas in Nebraska. These workers are grateful to have a job that is secure and pays fairly well, but it is critical to understand the hazards associated with this wide-spread industry.

Reported facts in recent Omaha crash that injured road worker

Road workers put their lives and physical well-being at risk every time they report for duty. Fortunately, the majority of these workers go home every evening with only fatigue to complain about. However, there are occasions when the worst happens, and road workers suffer severe injuries or even death.

Multitasking is a bad idea if you drive for a living

Those who believe they are good at multitasking may be taking risks if driving is a part of the work they do. Delivery drivers, semi drivers, construction equipment drivers are just three examples of jobs that require workers to spend a lot of time behind the wheel. According to the National Safety Council, these workers may be at a greater risk of experiencing a vehicle-involved workplace accident if they attempt to multitask while driving.

Workers' compensation: Off-hours accidents in company vehicles

There are many employees in the United States who drive a company car as a part of their daily job responsibilities. This company car could feel like it belongs to you -- especially if you spend a lot of time in it. You might even use the car when you're not technically working. Additionally, you might use the vehicle for personal reasons, even when you're on the company clock.

What are the most common risks associated with scaffolding?

Scaffolding was not made to be risk-free. It was made to be useful. In fact, scaffolds are an integral part of most construction jobs because of the ease with which workers can erect them and disassemble them. They allow construction workers to get to places and set up a working platform where most people would never dream of being able to get the job done.