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airport-indoors-people-804463-300x200An expectant mother working for airport contractor Eulen America has filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after she was injured on the job and her bosses allegedly fired her for it.

According to the complaint, Hacheler Cyrille, 31, of Brooklyn, NY, fell onto a moving conveyor belt at Terminal 8 of JFK airport on May 8. Cyrille was trying trying to dislodge a piece of luggage that got stuck and lost her balance. She was 17 weeks pregnant at the time.

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construction-2578410_1920-300x200Construction site flagman Anthony Joseph, 19, was severely injured in a hit-and-run crash at his job site.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the hit-and-run crash occurred on September 9 at a construction site along the 3500 block of SW Pine Island Road in Cape Coral.

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4k-wallpaper-asphalt-clouds-2790391-300x200An I-4 construction worker was hit by a 7,000-pound pipe last Friday in the latest mishap at the Central Florida highway construction project. The highway, currently under reconstruction in Orlando, Florida, is a $2.3 billion project. 

According to the report by the Orlando Fire Department, it was around 1:40 PM when the incident occurred on the site, located between North Hughey Avenue and West Robinson Street. Upon being hit by the 60-foot long pipe, the worker suffered a leg injury.

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adult-agbiopix-agriculture-2889093-300x200This week, on September 17th, 2019, the Trump administration passed a new food inspection policy in Washington, DC that has raised concerns about worker safety. The policy now allows an increase in slaughter line speeds in all US hog processing factories.

According to the Human Rights Watch, increasing the slaughter line speed is threatening worker lives and putting them at risk of severe injuries. The policy, known as the “Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection” rule, was announced by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS belongs to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

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action-american-football-athletes-1618200-300x200The marching band director for the Florida Gators, Dr. John ‘Jay’ Watkins, was attacked by a Miami Hurricane fan on August 24th, 2019 after the season opener. The Florida Gators of the University of Florida won their Saturday night game, toppling the Hurricanes with a 24-30 victory. 

The attack happened outside of Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. It is still not clear if Watkins has hired a lawyer against the assailants or against the administration for lack of security, or if he plans on filing for workers’ compensation benefits.

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