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January 2012 Archives

Ohio facility hit with ten serious safety violations by OSHA

An International Automotive Components employee at the Huron, Ohio manufacturing facility was seriously injured by a swinging mold that was hanging by a remote-controlled crane. The mold hit has hand, crushing one of his fingers. The workplace accident prompted an inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Fatal truck accident could prompt reform of truck regulations

Truck drivers often work long hours that can lead to sleep deprivation or inattentive driving. Such a setting could have been in play during a 2010 truck accident in Ohio which killed a 47-year-old woman and left her son in a wheelchair. Now the father of the affected family is pushing for regulation change to reduce the amount of time truck drivers spend on the road.

Mechanic pinned at construction site, dies from injuries

Construction sites are inherently dangerous places. They host powerful large-scale equipment; a variety of tools that pierce and cut; and some very heavy materials that must be moved or manipulated. With all of these perilous conditions, it is paramount for construction firms to provide a safe environment for their workers. Providing a safe atmosphere can curb workplace accidents.

Three truck accidents caused injury in Franklin County

Franklin County residents are likely accustomed to hearing about truck accidents all across Ohio. In Columbus and around the state, truck accidents happen frequently and can often result in serious injury or even death. In one such incident near Kirkersville in neighboring Licking County, three tractor-trailers forced the closure of Interstate 70.The three vehicles were actually involved in separate truck accidents on the interstate, which has since reopened. One tractor-trailer crashed into a ditch and ended up in the westbound lanes. That crash prompted the wrecks of the two other tractor-trailers. At least one person was injured in the truck accidents, which happened near Route 158. That person was taken to Grant Medical Center in Franklin County, though the condition of the injured party was not made available.

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