Worker Injury Articles

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The Home Depot worker killed in a forklift accident

Ronald Mishna, an employee for The Home Depot, was tragically killed while operating a forklift in the early morning hours of May 13, 2022. The 39-year-old employee was using a forklift at The Home Depot when he was fatally struck by a pallet containing store merchandise. Despite the efforts of first responders and paramedics, Mr….

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United Airlines Sued after Employee runs over Woman’s Foot

On July 21, 2022, a Harris County resident, and TSA employee (“woman”), filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against defendants United Airlines Inc. (“United”) and Jane Doe (“United employee”) for injuries she sustained after the United employee ran over her foot with a motorized cart at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (“Incident”). The…

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Workplace Injury at Igloo Manufacturing Center

Waller County Sheriff’s Department responded to an incident that occurred at the Igloo manufacturing plant on June 21, 2022. The department claims that an employee was severely injured when an unidentified piece of equipment fell on them. While many details are unknown at this time, the injuries suffered by the employee were serious enough to…

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Jury awards Injured Victims and Families of people killed by a Crane Collapse $150 Million

In April of 2019, a crane collapsed in a Washington neighborhood due to gusting winds. The winds were able to knock the crane over because workers prematurely removed pins that were holding the 20-foot sections together. State regulators called the incident “totally avoidable.” Two ironworkers were killed, as well as Alan Justad, 71, a former city…

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Number of Work-Related Deaths Likely to Rise Post-COVID Era

With COVID taking hold of the world in 2020, workers ended up working fewer hours directly due to the pandemic. Statistics show that there was a 9% decrease in the number of hours worked overall. Work-related fatalities decreased likely to fewer hours worked. There appeared to be a corresponding drop in work-related deaths. Preventable work…

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