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September 2011 Archives

Workplace accidents send three to hospital on military base

In a situation that occurred uncomfortably close to the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a group postal workers on an Illinois military base were asked to come to a decontamination tent on the base after several post office employees reported becoming sick after a particular bin of mail was being sorted. Three employees were sent to the hospital, while 13 others were sent to the decontamination tent. Workplace accidents such as these aren't unheard of regardless of where they occur. Some employees are exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals on a regular basis. Fortunately, officials assured that the local community was not endangered by the event.

Workers' compensation targeted by Illinois city

Workers' compensation claims are costing the city of Springfield, Illinois a lot of money. Its city manager wants to do something about it. The city has paid some $16 million over the past three years to cover medical bills, final workers' compensation settlements and attorney's fees to city workers injured on the job. Lost wages have been paid as well.

Advocates push to pass legislation that protects child farm workers

For the most part when people hear phrases like workers' compensation, workplace safety and Department of Labor, they consider them to be associated with adult issues. But for a lot of youth in the United States, that assumption couldn't be farther from the truth. For children living in states like Oklahoma and Illinois, farming and agriculture are a way of life. As such, many children begin working the business at a very young age. This lifestyle standard has created cause for concern for the Department of Labor and the parents of children who roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty on a daily basis, especially when it comes to workplace accidents.

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