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North Carolina workplace accident leaves one injured

Some occupations are inherently dangerous. Police officers often confront dangerous individuals, firefighters risk everything when rushing into burning buildings and construction workers often perform their duties at excessive heights and near swiftly moving traffic. Yet, one does not have to work in one of these high-risk professions to be in danger of suffering an on-the-job injury. As a matter of fact, it doesn't matter in which field a person works or where a person is while working. Danger can almost always find a way to present itself.

Taking action against unsafe work conditions

Whether you have been employed for a long time or not, employees in North Carolina and elsewhere expect certain level of care and consideration in the work environment. In other words, employees assume that they are working under safe working conditions in a safe work environment; however, this is not always the case. No matter the industry, ad employee could encounter unsafe work conditions.

Growing number of older workers, rise in fatal worksite accidents

A recent Associated Press analysis of federal statistics found that older people -- those between 55 and 70 -- are working quite a bit longer than they traditionally have. Baby Boomers may have rejected the traditional retirement date of 65, or they may simply need the income. Either way, statisticians expect them to make up a full 25 percent of the workforce by 2024.

Farm worker deaths are rising. Could local emphasis programs work?

According to OSHA, agricultural work is among the most dangerous occupations in the nation. Between 2003 and 2001, over 5,000 U.S. agricultural workers died on the job. That's a death rate seven times higher than the average U.S. worker.

How can you stay safer while using a ladder?

Staying safe while at work doesn't have to be difficult. If you work with ladders, there are many safety techniques you can use to stay safe. Your employer should train everyone in the proper use of a ladder and have information on ladder safety in the workplace.

Holiday parties and injuries: Can you get workers' compensation?

If you're hurt during a holiday party at work, can you be compensated and seek a claim through workers' compensation? Well, that isn't always an easy answer. Depending on where the party takes place and what happened, your employer may not be liable.

Can you minimize the dangers of working with electricity?

Working with electricity can be dangerous, which is why it's so vital that you have the right safety training and education. When employers don't provide this education or you aren't protected with the right equipment, you could be at risk of being electrocuted.

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