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Workplace Injuries Spike In Summer

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Workplace Injuries Spike In SummerBUFFALO, N.Y. – Medics were called to a rail yard Friday morning when a person was pinned between freight box and a train. News articles reported the accident crushed the legs of a 29 year-old worker.

Unfortunately, accidents like this happen every summer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report more workers are injured in June, July and August than any other time of year. A BLS report found nearly 3,300 workers are injured every day in the month of June.

Buffalo construction accident attorneys at Cellino & Barnes say most of the accidents that occur can be prevented with proper oversight and safety procedures.

“These people are working hard to support their families in Buffalo,” construction accident attorney Ross Cellino said. “It’s heartbreaking to see so many people get injured because of a negligent company or supervisor who put workplace safety in the background.”

Statistics show most workplace accidents are sprains, strains and tears. However, it’s not uncommon for workers to break a bone or suffer multiple injuries as a result of lax safety protocols. Nearly 44 percent of all workplace injuries put an employee on the sidelines for over 11 days.

“Workplace safety has certainly improved over the years but there’s still a culture that needs to change,” Cellino said. “Some employers might say their top priority is safety but it’s not rare to find employees under unreasonable deadlines or companies cutting corners to turn a profit. That’s not right.”

Cellino says there’s no reason to put profits ahead of safety anymore because companies are paying more than ever for workers’ compensation. The Department of Labor estimates employers pay nearly $1 billion every week in workers’ compensation costs alone and that number could be higher during the summer months.

Researchers could not explain why more workers are hurt during the summer months but the Bureau of Labor Statistics plans to submit additional reports in the future.

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