Safety and OSHA News

Is company liable for injury due to horseplay?

This worker wasn’t able to go back to his job after suffering injuries when he was tackled during horseplay. The injured worker sued the employer. Is the employer liable?  [Read more…]

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Employee seriously injured trying to stop horseplay: Did he get workers’ comp?

What if an employee is injured trying to break up what he thought was overly aggressive horseplay?  [Read more…]

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Top workers’ comp cases of 2016 Part 2: Unique circumstances

When it comes to these 2016 workers’ comp cases, the old saying, “You can’t make this stuff up” comes to mind.  [Read more…]

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Climbed tree on a dare: Can he get workers’ comp for horseplay injury?

A pipefitter climbed a tree during a lull at work then fell out and suffered injuries. He applied for workers’ comp benefits saying his injuries should be covered as horseplay. Did he get comp?  [Read more…]

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Worker injured during horseplay: Should he get workers’ comp?

A worker engaged in horseplay that was specifically prohibited in his employee handbook. He was injured and applied for workers’ comp benefits. Did a court grant them?

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Stupid warehouse tricks: Unsafe horseplay caught on video


An employee engaged in unsafe horseplay at work. He got warnings, including a final one, but was caught once again on videotape. He was fired, and the case eventually went to court. [Read more…]

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