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Judge throws out OSHA fine in heat-related death

Why did a judge throw out a fine issued by OSHA to a company whose construction worker died of heat-related illness?  [Read more…]

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Employee waited a month to report injury: Did he get workers’ comp?

A construction worker says he tripped, fell and hurt his back. However, he waited a month to get any treatment for the alleged injury. How did his workers’ comp claim turn out?  [Read more…]

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Jury awards $53.8M to family of worker killed during Kyle Field renovations

A jury in Houston awarded $53.8 million to the family of a construction worker who was killed in 2013 while working on renovations at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field.  [Read more…]

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2 managers, 2 companies face manslaughter charges in trench fatality

A foreman and a site superintendent face manslaughter and other charges in connection with the death of a construction worker in an unprotected trench in New York City.  [Read more…]

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Equipment wasn’t de-energized; paralyzed worker awarded $21.7M

The combination of working at heights and failure to de-energize equipment proved tragic for a 28-year-old construction worker. The company responsible must now pay him $21.7 million as the result of a jury verdict.  [Read more…]

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Worker gets $2.7M in ladder-fall lawsuit

Two companies and a construction worker have settled a ten-year battle over injuries the worker suffered on the job. Cost: $2.7 million. [Read more…]

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Burned worker reveals new face after transplant

We’ve been following the story of Dallas Wiens, a construction worker who lost his entire face after his head got too close to a high-voltage power line. Now, Wiens has gone public with his new face following transplant surgery.  [Read more…]

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Update: Burned construction worker gets face transplant

In January 2010, we told you the story of Dallas Wiens, 25, a construction worker badly burned on the job. He was hoping to qualify for a facial transplant. Recently, he got his wish. [Read more…]

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Worker killed by falling bag of rocks

OSHA is trying to determine what went wrong after a construction worker was killed when a 60-pound bag of rocks fell off a four-story building. [Read more…]

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Worker slices neck in trenching fatality

A worker in New Richmond, WI, was killed in a trenching accident, but not because of a cave-in. [Read more…]

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