NJ.com writes that Clifford M. LeMay, variously reported as 56 or 57, died Tuesday morning when he fell from the roof of the Glenpointe building near I-95 in Teaneck. Although the investigation is ongoing, township police Chief Robert Carney thinks the incident was a tragic accident and not the result of foul play. Mr. LeMay may have […]
Falling from a roof may result in life-changing injuries and even death. Common injuries include fractured bones, broken necks, internal injuries, spinal cord damage, and brain injuries, among others that could lead to paralysis or even coma. Unfortunately, many of these tragic falls are entirely preventable. On June 26, a 34-year-old worker sustained severe injuries […]
A workplace accident is not unusual, and it can cause major disruptions in the injured worker’s life. Medical bills can quickly pile up, causing financial burden to the victim’s family. Being injured also means time off as the worker tries to recover, implying lost wages for a period of time. In many serious job-related accident […]
People who spend more time on roadways in the course of their jobs face a higher risk of motor vehicle collisions. Drivers of tractor trailers and delivery, tow, and other commercial trucks are more likely to be involved in incidents than regular drivers as they get behind the wheel more often. The demands of their […]
zigazou76 / Foter / CC BY A New Jersey man, employed by a roofing company, was sent to work on the roof of a warehouse when a live electrical wire jolted him. The warehouse was owned and maintained by two separate companies. After removing a condensing unit, the roofer was touched by a live wire […]
heartbeaz / Foter.com / CC BY Recently a female employee drove to work and parked her car in her employer’s parking lot. She didn’t get out of the car right away, but instead turned off the vehicle’s engine, removed her seatbelt and had coffee while listening to the radio. One of her coworkers drove into […]
Eerily timely in the wake of the Utah Mine tragedy, Governor Jon Corzine recently signed a new law increasing fines for violating New Jersey mine safety laws. The old law carried penalties ranging from $25 to $500. Under the new legislation, the first offense will be $2,500, then up to $5,000 for a second offense and […]
A new survey whose results were published in the March issue of Pediatrics found that millions of American teenagers are working in dangerous environments, performing unsafe tasks in violation of the law and without proper training or supervision. Among teens surveyed who worked in the service or retail industries, 52 percent of boys and 43 percent of girls […]
The New York State Senate and Assembly just passed legislation with the intent of significantly reforming the state’s workers’ compensation system. Read the more here.
On February 19, 2007, the legislation recognizing same-sex civil unions went into effect in New Jersey (N.J.S.A. 37:1-28). While the statute does not amend the Workers’ Compensation Act, it does state that civil union couples must receive the same benefits as married couples with respect to workers’ compensation benefits.