Safety and OSHA News

8 officials, including 3 safety directors, face prison time for faking required federal tests

Criminal prosecution for violating federal workplace safety standards is still rare, but one prosecutor says, “they’ll be more of these ideally,” after a grand jury charged eight company officials in a recent case.  [Read more…]

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Owner sent to prison for workers’ comp fraud

The owner of an electronics recycling company in New Jersey has been sentenced to three years in prison for saying warehouse employees performed only clerical duties when obtaining workers’ compensation insurance.  [Read more…]

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Pill mill docs who got millions in kickbacks for prescribing opioids sent to prison

To combat the opioid addiction crisis in the U.S., investigators and prosecutors are ferreting out doctors who over prescribe the pain meds. Example: Two Alabama doctors are now going to prison for a very long time.  [Read more…]

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Does drug dealing disqualify injured worker from receiving comp benefits?

A court recently decided whether an injured worker’s drug dealing would bring an end to his workers’ comp benefits.  [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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Owner, manager going to prison for death of worker

A California judge has sentenced the owner and project manager of a construction company to two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of an employee.  [Read more…]

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Business owner faces prison, $1.5M fine in worker fatality case

The owner of a Philadelphia roofing company faces up to 25 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines in connection with the death of his employee who died after falling 45 feet.  [Read more…]

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Safety manager faces prison: Worker fatally burned in industrial oven

A former safety manager, an operations director and Bumble Bee Foods LLC all face criminal charges in connection with the 2012 death of an employee inside an industrial oven.

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CEO could spend life in prison in connection with workers’ deaths

It’s one of the biggest safety disasters in recent memory. Now federal prosecutors have gone to the top to hold a company official responsible for conditions that led to workers’ deaths. And the CEO’s habit of micromanaging the company’s operations may come back to bite him.  [Read more…]

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Company president sentenced to year in jail after worker fatalities

The former president of a Texas company that produced and sold caustic materials to paper mills will go to prison in connection with the deaths of two employees who weren’t properly protected from hazardous chemicals. [Read more…]

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