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When Does Working with Machinery Pose a Caught-In or Caught-Between Hazard?


Caught-in or caught-between hazards are among the leading causes of workplace injuries and fatalities, as categorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Operating machinery is routine in many industries, particularly manufacturing and construction. However, working with machinery can present significant risks, specifically the danger of caught-in or caught-between hazards. These incidents occur when … Read more

Updated: April 10, 2024

Common Injuries Covered Under Missouri Workers’ Compensation


Explore common injuries covered by Missouri Workers’ Comp and understand your right to get the support you need after a workplace injury. Workers’ compensation in Missouri is designed to provide relief and support to employees who have suffered work-related injuries. This system ensures that workers receive medical care and financial assistance during recovery. The Law … Read more

6 Machine Safeguarding Practices to Prevent Workplace Injuries

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Serious work injuries can often be prevented by observing these important machine safeguarding practices. Machines are a leading cause of permanent and partial disabilities in the workplace. They often cause blindness, amputated limbs, burns, or death in severe cases. However, these injuries can often be prevented by observing machine safeguarding practices provided by your employer. … Read more

Updated: December 20, 2021

Missouri Workers Compensation for Machine Entanglement Injuries

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Machine entanglement injuries happen when an employee is pulled into a running machine by their clothes, hair, jewelry, or body parts. While machines help businesses become more efficient and productive, working with them comes with an inherent risk. According to a report released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), machinery accidents account for … Read more

Updated: July 27, 2021

What to Do After a Heavy Equipment Injury

After a work injury, you should be receiving treatment for ALL of your injuries, not just the ones the insurance company wants to accept. At the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann, we are here for you. We are continuing to do business via email and phone. Please call us today at (314) 361-4300 or … Read more

Updated: April 24, 2020

Heavy Machinery Accidents: Who Is Responsible and How to Get Compensated?

When the accident takes place at work, you are entitled to workers compensation under Missouri law. Many working Americans have to operate heavy machinery as part of their daily work activities. Construction workers or factory employees are common examples of workers who need to work with or next to these intricate machines and, as a … Read more

Updated: July 10, 2019