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October 2012 Archives

Ohio workplace accident leaves toy store employee dead

Tragic and unexpected accidents can happen in any work environment. Sometimes a workplace does not have to be inherently dangerous for a tragedy to happen. Recently, a fifty-seven year old employee of Toys-R-Us in Dublin had such a workplace accident. Reportedly, the toy store worker was on an 8-foot ladder trying to remove an item from its display, when it is believed that he missed a step on the ladder and fell backward, hitting his head on the floor.

Ohio construction worker hit by a car on jobsite

The construction workers that labor on the roads and highways which traverse Ohio are particularly vulnerable to tragic accidents involving vehicles traveling on these roads. Recently, a serious workplace accident occurred when a construction worker was hit and inured by a passing car in West Alexandria, Ohio.

OSHA cites Ohio industrial plant with 19 serious violations

Cleveland Tank and Supply, Inc. has recently been cited with 19 serious health and safety violations for which OSHA has proposed levying fines in the amount of $72,800. Unfortunately, many workplace accidents occur every year in industrial plants throughout the country. However, as these serious citations suggest, many of these accidents may be prevented if employers took more precautions to ensure the safety of their workers.

Are workplace injuries common in Ohio's nursing homes?

While Ohio residents are clearly aware of the inherent dangers and risks involved in some occupations such as construction work, another workplace environment is now gaining attention for being hazardous: nursing home facilities. Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited ResCare Ohio Inc. because it exposed its Fairfield, Ohio, employees to workplace violence which contributed to time lost from work and may have resulted in workplace injuries.

Setting the FWW

The full weekly wage (FWW) is one of two calculations used to set the rate at which workers' compensation benefits are paid. Specifically, the FWW is used to determine the rate at which temporary total disability compensation is to be paid for the twelve weeks of disability under the claim. The FWW is calculated using one of two methods. Method number one tallies the claimant's wages from last six weeks prior to the injury (including overtime) and divides by six to yield a weekly average. Method number two examines tallies the claimant's wages earned over the last seven days before the injury (excluding overtime) to arrive at a weekly average. Which ever method yields the higher FWW is used for purposes of the claim. Once the FWW is set, it is used for purposes of paying temporary total disability compensation for the first twelve weeks of a claim. If eligible, the claimant will receive 72% of the FWW for this period of time. If disability continues past twelve weeks, the compensation then is based on a separate wage calculation known as the AWW.

Worker crushed to death in horrific workplace accident

Unfortunately, a number of tragic accidents have taken place in the state of Ohio in recent months. Recently, a 60-year-old employee of an Ohio Cylinder plant was involved in a terrible workplace accident when he was caught between two large rolls of steel. The accident occurred at Worthington industries whose corporate headquarters is based in Columbus, Ohio. The man did not survive his injuries and died shortly after he was taken to the hospital.

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