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Amputation risk and other hazards identified at Ohio glass plant

The Ohio-based Fuyao Glass America is a massive facility at which the number of contractors and employees total 1,500. Being charged with the safety of so many workers is an enormous responsibility. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the agency had received several reports of unsafe conditions that posed amputation risk and other threats. OSHA said no violations were found to substantiate two of the reports. A third complaint led to a citation, and another one is still being investigated.

Safety violation: 18 Workers threatened when building collapses

Construction company owners in Ohio and across the country must ensure that projects are properly planned and that safety protocols are in place and followed at all times. Even one safety violation can threaten the lives of construction workers. The lives of multiple workers were on the line in a recent incident in another state when a building under construction collapsed.

Death benefits may provide financial relief after worker's death

Workers in the agriculture industry in Ohio are exposed to a host of safety hazards on a daily basis. Lives are sometimes lost in circumstances that could have been avoided, leaving surviving family members with many unanswered questions. Death benefits may be pursued through the workers' compensation insurance system. Although money may ease the financial burden, it will likely not relieve the emotional loss.

Safety violation: Anhydrous ammonia leak threatens workers

Most food processing, meatpacking and poultry plants in Ohio and other states use massive amounts of anhydrous ammonia in their refrigeration systems. Business owners of facilities that use this lethal substance to run their refrigeration facilities have an enormous responsibility to prevent leaks that can cause fatalities if workers are exposed. Such a safety violation was recently identified at one Pilgrim's Pride plant in another state.

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