Safety and OSHA News

Business owner sent to jail, has to pay $1 million for workers’ comp fraud

A business owner under-reported the number of employees he had. Now he’s headed to prison for workers’ comp fraud.  [Read more…]

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Construction company owner faces jail time for allegedly lying to OSHA

What makes OSHA go directly after company owners and executives? Lying to the agency is definitely one reason.  [Read more…]

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Ex-Postal Service employee faces jail time for workers’ comp fraud

A former U.S. Postal Service employee was recently convicted of conducting a 15-year workers’ comp fraud scheme. The jury determined she fraudulently collected more than $429,000 in federal disability benefits since September 2001.  [Read more…]

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Construction company owner sentenced to 10 months in jail in fatal fall case

A federal judge has sentenced the owner of a Philadelphia-based construction company to jail time for charges related to the fatal fall of one of his employees.  [Read more…]

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Jail looms for owner because he didn’t pay OSHA fines

A Maine roofing company has been held in contempt of court for failing to pay OSHA fines and abate hazards at its work sites. If the owner doesn’t comply with a court order within 20 days, he could go to jail.  [Read more…]

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When can you stop paying workers’ comp?

All sorts of factors can come into play when determining whether workers’ comp payments can stop. These two recent cases address the question. One is called a “highly unusual situation” by the deciding court. The other is “an issue of first impression” for its state.

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Company owner jailed — no workers’ comp insurance

What’s the penalty for not having workers’ comp insurance? In some cases, like this one, it’s jail. [Read more…]

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OSHA uses per-employee citations to build big penalty

A construction company faces $789,000 in fines and its owner could spend up to six months in jail following a worker fatality. [Read more…]

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