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Wisconsin farm accident report underscores worker risks

Wisconsin farm accidents result in severe and even fatal injuries every year. In 2020, researchers looked at a comprehensive collection of data on farm accidents and associated injuries and deaths. As this information is being made available, the agriculture industry and workers in that field are recognizing that injuries and fatalities in the agricultural business… Continue reading Wisconsin farm accident report underscores worker risks

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Is it dangerous to work on a farm?

Farming is one of the most dangerous professions in Wisconsin. In 2017, over 400 farmers in the United States died after injuring themselves on the job while thousands of others suffered from workplace injuries. Since many farmers employ their family members, their relatives also experience a high risk of farm accidents. How dangerous is the… Continue reading Is it dangerous to work on a farm?

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Are third-party construction accident claims possible?

Construction sites can’t eliminate all the ways a worker might suffer an injury. Falling from a ladder, tripping over an object, cutting oneself with a power tool, or experiencing an electrical shock reflect only a handful of the ways someone may suffer harm on a Wisconsin site. Filing for workers’ compensation represents one way to… Continue reading Are third-party construction accident claims possible?

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The four most common causes of workplace accidents in WI

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are four major types of accidents that cause deaths in the workplace. These accidents are known as the “Fatal Four.” While the amount of workplace injuries and fatalities have been decreasing over the years, these “Fatal Four” accidents still cause injury, disability and death on… Continue reading The four most common causes of workplace accidents in WI

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Tractor safety is a serious concern for farm workers

Agriculture is one of the deadliest of all industries in Wisconsin and across the U.S., usually falling into the top three for fatality rates, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Tractor accidents and continual exposure to heat and pesticides are just some of the factors with tractors being by far the most crucial.… Continue reading Tractor safety is a serious concern for farm workers

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What employers can do about falls in construction

The construction industry sees an unfortunate number of falls throughout the year in Wisconsin and across the U.S. Fall-related injuries are behind more than 30% of construction claims. These injuries can be more severe than others as workers may injure multiple parts of their body, suffer a short- or long-term disability and be prevented from… Continue reading What employers can do about falls in construction

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OSHA oversight does not extend to small farm injuries

Farming is one of the deadliest industries in Wisconsin and across the U.S. with workers, many of them young, being killed by heavy machinery. Oftentimes, these accidents come about as a result of owners neglecting OSHA safety standards. Yet OSHA can do nothing about it in the case of small farms. Specifically, farms with 10… Continue reading OSHA oversight does not extend to small farm injuries

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BLS releases 2017 workplace fatality report

Companies in Wisconsin and throughout the country have a responsibility to keep their workers safe. While it is perhaps their top priority, many of the same mistakes are made in workplaces every year. The recently released 2017 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows this. According to the 2017… Continue reading BLS releases 2017 workplace fatality report

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