Jobs Cause Cancer For Thousands of Americans Each Year | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog


Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire According to NIOSH, “Based on well-documented associations between occupational exposures and cancer, it is estimated that approximately 20,000 cancer deaths and 40,000 new cases of cancer each year in the U.S. are attributable to occupation.”  The report comments that studies done on animals make it clear that millions of Americans are exposed to carcinogens in the workplace environment. A person’s risk of developing a particular cancer is influenced by a combination of factors that interact in ways that are not fully understood. Some of the factors include: Personal characteristics such as age, sex, and…

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Traumatic Workplace Injuries Plague Americans | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog


Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire According to NIOSH, “each day, U.S. workers suffer injury, disability, and death from workplace incidents. On average, 15 workers die each day from traumatic injuries. Overall, 5,400 workers died in 2007 from an occupational injury and more than 4 million workers had a nonfatal injury or illness. In the private-sector alone every day, we see 11,500 nonfatal work-related injuries/illnesses with more than half of these injuries/illnesses requiring a job transfer, work restrictions, or time away from the jobs as a result. Among all workers, not just the private sector, 9,000 workers are treated in…

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Car Crashes During Work Kill and Injure Many | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog


Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire On-the-job automobile collisions are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the America.  According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, there are  5,700 deaths at work each year, and 35% of the fatalities are associated with motor vehicles.  According to its website, on average during the years 2002 through 2007: 1371 workers died each year from crashes on public highways. 330 workers died each year in crashes that occurred off the highway or on industrial premises. 363 pedestrian workers died each year as a result of being struck by a…

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Highway Crashes are Leading Cause of Work-Related Fatalities | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog


Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Highway incidents involving automobiles is the number one cause of work-related deaths, reports the National Institute for Occupational safety and Health. According to the institute, “During the 1995 to 2002 period, 844 workers were killed while working at a road construction site. During this same period there were 9,325 deaths in the construction industry. The 844 worker deaths in road construction represent 9% of all deaths in construction.”  More than half of these deaths related to workers being struck by automobiles or other mobile equipment. We encourage employers to hire, supervise, and train their…

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