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Month: November 2014

Employees Who Report Workplace Safety Violations Protected

Employees who report violations of safety and labor laws are protected under a variety of whistleblower laws. These federal laws are enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and are designed to prevent employers from retaliating against...

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Work Injuries Common Among Hotel Maids and Housekeepers

Few people think about the housekeepers and maids in New York City hotels. That is reflected by the fact that 31 percent do not leave tips for housekeepers and maids. These workers are often invisible. Yet, according to an article in USA Today, not only do these...

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OSHA Issues Workplace Safety Instructions for Black Friday

On Black Friday 2008, the day after Thanksgiving, an employee of a Wal Mart store on Long Island was trampled to death as an angry mob broke into the store and trampled the worker. With other employees he had been trying to keep customers out until the official...

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Firefighting: Still A Dangerous Job, Despite Improvements

Fighting fires is a very dangerous occupation.  Injury and death can be the result of smoke inhalation, serious burns, falling beams and chemical poisoning, to name but a few of the risks that firefighters face every day. But it turns out that the majority of...

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Fatal Workplace Accident at Staten Island Country Club

The New York City attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy continued to monitor stories related to worker safety throughout the metropolitan area and beyond. This week, another fatal workplace accident took place here New York City. It happened at a Staten Island...

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