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Business cited for serious violations two years in a row

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the federal agency tasked with enforcing federal workplace health and safety laws in the U.S. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1974 applies to the majority of private sector workers and employers, as well as to some public sector employers throughout the U.S. When a work related death or injury occurs, OSHA is responsible for the investigation.

Medical malpractice and the dirty truth about drug addiction

As Pennsylvania readers already know, medical malpractice has serious consequences, which often include a patient's permanent loss of health and quality of life. Even if one were to set the politics of malpractice aside, there are still certain instances when everyone can agree that the egregious misconduct of members of the medical community need to be addressed and addressed aggressively. Pittsburgh readers might find the following information on medical malpractice and the American prescription drug epidemic interesting.

Boom in oil and gas industry sparks fatal accidents

While some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others, every worker, regardless of the industry, has the right to expect a reasonably clean and safe work environment. Sadly, despite all of the effort and work that has been put into increasing workplace safety in the U.S. over the last 100 years, the number of fatal accidents is still far too high. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 there were more than 4,000 fatal workplace injuries, with many more nonfatal workplace illnesses and injuries.

Pennsylvania families cited in VA wrongful death report

The loss of a loved one is always a tragedy, but when the loss is caused by medical negligence, the tragedy grows exponentially. Unfortunately, these kinds of losses happen everyday. In fact, a new report suggests that in the last decade the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA), has paid nearly 1000 families for wrongful death claims . Pennsylvania readers may find this blog on medical malpractice and the VA interesting.

Workers have more than one type of recourse when injuries occur

Product liability refers to the legal liability that producers and manufactures of products bear for the goods that they introduce into the marketplace. If a product is dangerous or harmful to consumers and someone is hurt as a result, the injured person has the right to file a product liability lawsuit against the producer or manufacturer of the product. In fact, that is exactly what happened in the following product liability suit.