Safety and OSHA News

Subcontractor didn’t have workers’ comp insurance: Is general contractor responsible?

Six employees were injured at a construction site. The general contractor found out the subcontractor that employed the injured workers didn’t have workers’ comp insurance. Did the injured workers get benefits from the general contractor’s policy?  [Read more…]

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Is undocumented worker barred from suing for his workplace injuries?

Four workers in Mississippi were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a worksite. They all filed a lawsuit against the general contractor, but it turned out one of the four workers was undocumented.  [Read more…]

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Why company is fighting judge’s creative sentence connected to worker’s death

An attorney for a general contractor says it’ll fight a judge’s sentence in connection with the company’s involvement in a worker’s death.   [Read more…]

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Company convicted of manslaughter in worker’s death

A construction company has been convicted of five counts, including manslaughter, in connection with the death of a worker who was crushed to death when an unshored, 13-foot-deep trench collapsed.  [Read more…]

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Can injured employee collect workers’ comp and sue?

Workers’ compensation is supposed to be the exclusive remedy for an employee injured at work — it protects employers from lawsuits. But that doesn’t stop some workers from trying to find the situations when comp isn’t the exclusive remedy. [Read more…]

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