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Construction worker deaths due to crane accidents

Construction worker deaths due to crane accidents 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

As Florida residents may know, construction worker accidents are not uncommon, and many are caused by errors involving cranes. Of all construction worker deaths caused by crane-related accidents, data emerged…

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Florida construction workers face high risk of workplace injuries

Florida construction workers face high risk of workplace injuries 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The nature of construction work places it into a category of employment associated with injuries and deaths. The heavy equipment, power tools, scaffolds and electrical systems involved contribute to the…

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Construction accidents and compensation for injured workers

Construction accidents and compensation for injured workers 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida construction workers are at a greater risk for injury and death on the job than workers in most other professions. For the 2012 year, there were more than 4,000…

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Filing a claim after a construction accident

Filing a claim after a construction accident 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Construction workers face hazards on the job that may include dangerous chemicals, falling objects, electrocution and unsafe equipment. When injuries occur in Florida because of one’s job, an employee may…

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What are the most dangerous jobs available, as of 2015?

What are the most dangerous jobs available, as of 2015? 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,585 deaths on the job in 2013. These deaths, caused by working the job at hand, represent only a small…

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Case of wrongful death in Florida

Case of wrongful death in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by parents in Florida on behalf of their son who was killed in a construction accident. The 18-year-old man was working for the company…

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Overview of safety issues and statistics in highway work zones

Overview of safety issues and statistics in highway work zones 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Although work zones can be inconvenient and frustrating on Florida highways, maintenance and repairs are important for ongoing safety on the roadways. Unfortunately, the work zones established for these temporary…

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Worker death results in citations against four construction firms

Worker death results in citations against four construction firms 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In July 2014, a 25-year-old Tallahassee construction worker was fatally injured while working on a six-story residence hall at Florida State University. This week, after concluding its investigation, the U.S.…

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What coverage is available for a construction worker’s injury?

What coverage is available for a construction worker’s injury? 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida construction workers are usually covered under workers’ compensation when they suffer on-the-job injuries. The severity of an injury and the impact on an employee’s ability to work are factors…

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You may be able to file a lawsuit after a construction job injury

You may be able to file a lawsuit after a construction job injury 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Construction site workers face many dangers when on the job. There are a few things that are the most common causes of injuries, like falls, falling objects, or being crushed.…

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Preventing workplace falls in Florida

Preventing workplace falls in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

On any job site, it is possible for a worker to slip or fall, which could lead to injury. Employers are required to create a fall protection system and provide…

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Reducing risk when operating heavy machines

Reducing risk when operating heavy machines 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Operating heavy machinery in Florida can be dangerous. However, there are steps that can be taken to ensure that heavy machinery is utilized in a safe and responsible manner. The…

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Man severely injured while doing road work

Man severely injured while doing road work 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

According to witnesses, a road worker who was hit by a driver while on the job on a Florida road was severely injured. The accident took place on the evening…

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Construction workers face high rate of injury

Construction workers face high rate of injury 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In Florida and throughout the country, construction workers are at a higher risk for job-related injuries than people working in most other occupations. In 2012, the construction industry had the…

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Ladder safety in the workplace

Ladder safety in the workplace 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida workers may be aware that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issues guidelines for fall protection, and employers are obligated to follow them. The rules are aimed at providing…

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Worker hurt when wall collapses at Florida construction site

Worker hurt when wall collapses at Florida construction site 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A 25-year-old man was injured when a rebar wall fell on him at Brickell City Centre construction site in Miami on Oct. 31. The accident occurred on the 29th floor…

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What parties might be held liable for a construction accident?

What parties might be held liable for a construction accident? 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

It is common knowledge that construction is particularly dangerous work for Florida employees. While most companies do everything they can to avoid construction accidents, they can still occur. Someone who…

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Construction accident lawsuits in Florida

Construction accident lawsuits in Florida 150 150 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Florida may be an attractive relocation destination for both people and businesses. This has led to a large number of construction projects across the state and plentiful jobs for construction…

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