Safety and OSHA News

$47M settlement reached in fatal boiler explosion caused by ‘prolonged series of errors’

A fatal boiler explosion caused by a series of maintenance errors led to a $47 million settlement involving six different companies. [Read more…]

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Railroad sues two of its employees for train crash

A large U.S. railroad is saying “pay up” to two of its employees, claiming they caused a crash that destroyed equipment and sent four people to the hospital.  [Read more…]

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Worker died inside kiln; company agrees to pay $545K in OSHA fines

A failure to abide by OSHA’s lockout/tagout and confined space regulations resulted in the death of a plant manager inside a kiln. Now the company has to pay a huge fine.  [Read more…]

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Husband sues 5 companies after factory robot kills his wife

The head injuries his wife received were so severe, a funeral director suggested a closed casket. Now the husband wants answers so that this sort of tragedy involving a factory robot doesn’t happen again.  [Read more…]

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Forklift runs over worker’s foot: After amputation, can he get comp and sue?

A truck driver’s foot was run over by a forklift while he was making a delivery. His leg was amputated, and he got workers’ comp from his employer. Can he also sue the company where he was making the delivery?  [Read more…]

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Uber driver sues Snapchat in crash that caused severe brain injury

An Uber driver is suing Snapchat, claiming the app company is at least partially responsible for a crash that left him with a severe traumatic brain injury. The driver claims the operator of the car that hit him was using Snapchat’s speed filter at the time of the crash.  [Read more…]

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Slip-and-fall at the ballgame: Dodgers sued by fan

A fan sued after slipping and falling on ice cream and peanut shells at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. The Dodgers argued they didn’t have a chance to clean up the slip hazard. What did the appeals court say?  [Read more…]

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Worker killed in meat grinder; family sues for $5M

The family of a worker who was killed in a large meat grinder is suing the company that owned the machine for more than $5 million.

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Are employee screens for prescription drugs illegal?

It’s back to a trial court in a lawsuit against a manufacturing company’s employee screens for prescription medications. The company said it was only screening for meds with warnings about operating machinery. Employees say the tests violated federal law.  [Read more…]

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City to pay $26M because it didn’t let workers nap on their meal breaks

A tired worker is a potentially unsafe worker. So, you’d think it’d be more important to have well rested employees than to be concerned about images of workers sleeping during their meal breaks.  [Read more…]

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