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Maryland Farmers not exempt from workplace accidents

When one steps outside the hustle and bustle of the Maryland capital and its surrounding cities, the rolling farmlands that provide food to many tables throughout the state spread out before the eyes. The farmlands that produce the bountiful harvests also employee many farmhands year-round. These workers put in backbreaking, sweat-induced hours to take the food from farm to table. Sometimes, the weather conditions, as well as the inconsistency of animal behavior and malfunctioning equipment, can turn these serene settings in places prone to workplace accidents.

Maryland employer could be blamed for workplace accidents

Many industrial fields that employ workers are considered high risk or extremely dangerous. Still, many find these types of employment interesting and the pay to be quite lucrative. Construction jobs seem to be at the highest risk for workplace accidents, as working with one's hands and the use of heavy equipment seem to put these workers in danger almost daily. Maryland laws are in place to help keep these employees as safe as possible while on the job site, that is, when their employers follow the law.

Workplace accidents can impede Maryland employees' income

On-the-job and worksite safety has made vast improvements over the last 10 years, especially in Maryland. Company owners and investors have spent millions of dollars on trainings for both employees and supervisors to help keep the workplace accident and injury free. But even with the most rigorous training and stringent guidelines and procedures, workplace accidents can and will happen. A company in another state has recently been fined for safety violations after an employee was fatally injured at the end of 2016.

Maryland employers can help limit workplace accidents

Maryland workers are not exempt from accidents that occur on the job. Workplace accidents, mostly falls, are reported as being the leading cause of death for construction workers. What makes the statistics all the more real, when presented, is how many of the accidents could be prevented by training employees properly. Worksite safety and providing the proper equipment is crucial for construction workers to be safe while performing a job well and in a timely manner. When employers don't implement training, accidents can happen.

Workplace accidents on the rise in Maryland and across the nation

Maryland employers have the responsibility to minimize the risk of injury on job sites by obtaining necessary permits and training all workers about correct safety procedures. When able to spot and correct dangerous conditions, the number of workplace accidents decreases significantly. When caution is not of paramount concern, accidents and fatalities can happen.

Recent workplace accidents: Construction worker killed

Construction accidents in Maryland can arise from a variety of sources. Falls, dropped tools, cranes, overhead power lines, motor vehicles, scaffolding, as well as the use of heavy machinery and equipment are among the most common sources of construction workplace accidents. However, other dangers such as confined spaces, carbon monoxide, trench cave-ins and improper training can also lead to serious and, sometimes, fatal injuries.

Workplace accidents: 1 dead, 1 hurt in construction tragedy

Construction accidents in Maryland and elsewhere can arise from a variety of sources. Falls, dropped tools, cranes, overhead power lines, motor vehicles, scaffolding, as well as the use of heavy machinery and equipment are among the most common sources of workplace accidents. However, other dangers such as confined spaces, carbon monoxide, trench cave-ins and improper training can also lead to serious and, sometimes, fatal injuries.

Recent workplace accidents: 19-year-old construction worker dies

Generally, it is a requirement that most Maryland employers carry insurance in the event an employee is injured or becomes sick on the job. When workplace accidents happen, the employer's workers' compensation benefits apply whether or not the accident or illness was the fault of the worker. In the event of a fatality, workers' compensation death benefits will be awarded to the family.

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