Safety and OSHA News

Family received comp for horrific death; can they also sue?

In the case of a “horrific industrial accident,” which OSHA says was caused by unguarded machinery and lack of lockout/tagout, a state supreme court has clarified when an exception to the exclusive remedy of workers’ compensation can be used.  [Read more…]

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Guard tased as part of training: Can he sue employer for intentional harm?

State laws make workers’ comp the “exclusive remedy” for employees injured at work for good reason: It prevents them from filing more expensive lawsuits against employers. But there are exceptions, such as intentional harm. That’s what a prison guard argued when he was tased as part of training. [Read more…]

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