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Tesla and staffing agency to pay $13M in settlement with worker pinned between cars

Avoiding what would have been its first personal injury lawsuit trial, Tesla Motors settled a claim with an injured worker for $13 million but said a staffing agency, West Valley Staffing Group, “will pay the bulk of the settlement.”  [Read more…]

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Injured in car crash while driving to work: Settlement awards employee $2 million

The coming and going rule usually prohibits workers’ compensation from covering injuries suffered while an employee is traveling to or from work. Why was this case an exception?  [Read more…]

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$1.75M fine in Goodyear safety settlement following 4 worker deaths

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has agreed to pay $1.75 million in connection with four separate incidents at its Danville, VA, plant that claimed the lives of four workers.  [Read more…]

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Stripper supplier busted for failure to provide workers’ comp insurance

A New York firm that specializes in bringing the fun to adult parties is feeling the heat from the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board.  [Read more…]

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Worker gets $2.7M in ladder-fall lawsuit

Two companies and a construction worker have settled a ten-year battle over injuries the worker suffered on the job. Cost: $2.7 million. [Read more…]

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$200 million settlement proposed in crash caused by texting

A commuter rail system and its former operating contractor want to use federal law to limit their liability in a deadly train crash caused by a texting employee. [Read more…]

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Hit ’em where it hurts? Supervisors’ salaries reduced for safety slacking

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Since we started SafetyNewsAlert.com several months ago, we’ve heard from many readers that OSHA needs to hold employees as well as employers accountable for safety to reduce injuries and fatalities. Now, OSHA has taken steps with one company to do just that. [Read more…]

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Company settles cases, including fatality, with OSHA: Huge fine

Laundry company Cintas Corp. has reached a settlement with OSHA to resolve six safety-related cases, including one that resulted in a worker fatality. [Read more…]

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