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January 2015 Archives

Women: Protect Your Rights if You're Hurt at Sea

There are very few women doing what you do. The number of women who work in commercial fishing, hunting or trapping is not even reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics because it is so small. As a female commercial fisher that makes you a trailblazer. You are a leader and you are important. You perform the same duties as your male coworkers and you deserve the same protections if you are hurt on the job.

Women: Protect Your Rights if You're Hurt at Sea

There are very few women doing what you do. The number of women who work in commercial fishing, hunting or trapping is not even reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics because it is so small. As a female commercial fisher that makes you a trailblazer. You are a leader and you are important. You perform the same duties as your male coworkers and you deserve the same protections if you are hurt on the job.

What to Do If You Think a Crane Operator Is Drinking on the Job

Maybe you see the empty bottles in the crane, perhaps you hear the crane operator slur his words, or it could be that you smell alcohol on his breath. You are concerned about how he can use such a heavy piece of equipment while intoxicated. He could lose control or make a mistake that ends up seriously injuring or killing someone on your construction site and you feel responsible. What should you do?

What to Do If You Think a Crane Operator Is Drinking on the Job

Maybe you see the empty bottles in the crane, perhaps you hear the crane operator slur his words, or it could be that you smell alcohol on his breath. You are concerned about how he can use such a heavy piece of equipment while intoxicated. He could lose control or make a mistake that ends up seriously injuring or killing someone on your construction site and you feel responsible. What should you do?

How do Diesel Exhaust Fumes Harm Railroad Workers?

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the major components of diesel exhaust include dangerous substances such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, nitric oxide, and sulfur dioxide. Other minor yet dangerous components are also present and place New York and New Jersey railroad workers at risk of serious respiratory injuries, cancers, and other illnesses. OSHA suggests that proper training of engine operators, maintenance of diesel engines, and precautions can help reduce the dangers for railroad workers.Unfortunately, railroads don't always take the necessary steps to protect their workers, and tragic consequences can result from repeated exposure to these dangerous fumes. If you are a New York or New Jersey railroad worker who has suffered an occupational illness because of diesel exhaust, or if you are the survivor of a railroad worker who has died because of diesel exhaust, you may be entitled to damages. Please contact a New Jersey injury lawyer for more information about your specific case. The New York and New Jersey railroad attorneys of Hofmann & Schweitzer would be happy to answer your questions and help you with your recovery. Please contact us at 1-800-362-9329 or via our online contact form for more information.

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