Following mounting evidence that temporary laborers are injured at much higher rates than regular employees, federal regulators have just implemented several new measures to protect an estimated 2.5 million temporary workers in the U.S. In December, the Center for Public Integrity and Chicago Publi...
Oil company BP just plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Gulf Oil spill and will pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the explosion that killed 11 workers and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil. The formal announcement was made earlier this morning by company execut...
Since the 1960s, labor activists and workers compensation attorneys have grown increasingly concerned about health problems in Japan resulting from long working hours. The problem became so widespread in recent decades that the term Karoshi, or “death from overwork,” went mainstream. Research s...
The orca whale that killed a trainer at SeaWorld in Orlando last year gave his first performance since the violent event unfolded in front of a horrified audience. Tilikum drowned 40-year-old Dawn Brancheau in February of 2010, and has not performed  in a show since then, allowing park officials ti...
In observation of Worker's Memorial Day today, the Workers Compensation Attorneys at Emery Reddy commemorate the 69 individuals who died in Washington State last year as a result of job-related injuries and illnesses. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to families, friends and co-workers, and our deepe...
[caption id="attachment_992" align="alignright" width="400"] Mother Jones[/caption] Each year, Workers' Memorial Day, International Workers' Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day (ICD) for the Dead and Injured (Day of Mourning) is observed around the world on April 28, a global day of rem...
Sixty-nine fallen workers will be honored on April 26 at the 2012 Worker Memorial Day ceremony, including a veteran firefighter, a young construction worker, and a grandmother in a sales position. Family, friends and co-workers of those who died from job-related injuries or illnesses last year have ...
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Bartlett Grain Company with five willful safety violations and eight serious safety violations after an October 2011 grain elevator explosion in Atchison killed six workers and left two others with serious injurie...
After several years of continual decline, deaths from fatal workplace injuries in Washington State fell once again in 2011. The total number for this past year was 51 – representing the lower number of work-related deaths in the state’s history. Workplace deaths are reported in the Washington FA...
Employees who work more than 11 hours a day (as opposed to the standard eight) significantly increase their risk of heart disease, according to the UK’s Annals of Internal Medicine. Recent reports show that risk goes up by 67% for those who put in long hours at work. The University College London...