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Another Amazon warehouse worker dies in a crush injury

A 28-year-old Millerstown, Pennsylvania, resident was run over and killed by a tractor-trailer while working at an Amazon warehouse on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The incident occurred just before 5:15 p.m., at the Cumberland County distribution center for the online retailing giant.

The jobs that are most likely to leave you with a back injury

One statistic, published by the Bureau of Labor (BOL) in 2003 estimated that nearly four and a half million workers suffered non-fatal workplace injuries that year. Of those, just under a quarter of them were back-related ones.

The type of worker that is most apt to be struck on the job

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) released a new study on Aug. 2 in which they note that the injury rate in the construction sector is higher than that of any other major industry. As a result, they suggest measures that employers in this industry must take to reduce the struck-by incidence rate in this sector.

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court rules impairment ratings are invalid

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on June 20, 2017, decided to modify a longstanding law that has governed how workers' compensations benefits have been awarded over the past 20 years. Based on the high court's ruling, workers who are severely injured on the job will now be able to qualify to receive benefits more closely aligned with the injuries they suffered.

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