Workplace safety

File - In this Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, workers rally demanding changes to the way officials assign dangerous patients to wards at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. A patient at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital vaulted over the nurse's station, knocked a nurse to the floor, choked her and bit part of her ear off. The Sunday, Sept 30, 2018, assault is the latest in a series of attacks on health care workers at Western State Hospital. (AP Photo/Martha Bellisle, File)
October 02, 2018 - 1:48 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A patient at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital vaulted over a nurse's station last weekend, knocked a nurse to the floor, choked her and bit part of her ear off. The assault Sunday night was the latest in a series of attacks on health care workers at Western State...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2005, file photo, a sign that reads "now hiring" is shown at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. The nurse who was brutally attacked at Washington state's troubled psychiatric hospital Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 was only one in a series of assaults that have staff so on edge that they're holding a rally on Thursday, Aug., to demand changes to the way officials assign dangerous patients to wards. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
August 30, 2018 - 4:08 pm
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Staff say another nurse was attacked at Washington state's troubled psychiatric hospital this week, just days after an incident Sunday in which a patient is accused of punching a nurse, knocking her to the floor and stomping on her head. Workers at Western State Hospital...
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FILE - This April 11, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. A patient with a history of violence was charged with assault Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, after he punched a nurse, knocked her to the floor and repeatedly stomped on her head at the Washington state psychiatric hospital that recently lost accreditation and federal funding due to safety violations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 29, 2018 - 7:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A patient with a history of violence has been charged with the weekend assault of a nurse at a Washington state psychiatric hospital that recently lost accreditation and federal funding due to safety violations. He is accused of punching the nurse, knocking her to the floor and...
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This shows the collapsed scaffolding, center, at a hotel under construction after two workers fell to their deaths early Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, near Orlando, Fla. (Orange County Fire Rescue via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 7:49 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two construction workers fell to their deaths when scaffolding collapsed above the sixth floor of a hotel under construction near Disney World early Wednesday. A third worker managed to hang on and climb to safety, a fire-rescue spokesman said. The accident happened just...
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