Back injuries at work often are caused by lifting heavy or unstable loads. They also can be caused by poor posture and improper lifting technique. Victims of heavy lifting accidents can also sustain hernias and strain injuries, as well as damage to the hands, arms and upper body. Employers have a duty to protect their employees. They are obliged to provide adequate training, equipment and guidance to prevent injury and harm. Despite these clearly defined obligations, heavy lifting accidents ...

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