Safety and OSHA News

Should employee get workers’ comp for trip-and-fall injury?

One argument for not awarding workers’ comp benefits is that the employee would have been at the same risk away from work – in other words, the risk wasn’t specific to the workplace. Was that the case here?  [Read more…]

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Are trip-and-fall injuries eligible for workers’ comp?

A state supreme court recently issued opinions in two workers’ comp cases involving employees who were injured when they tripped and fell at work. One opinion contains a clarification of the so-called “idiopathic exception” to workers’ compensation.  [Read more…]

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OSHA: Workers had to bring own thermals to work in -40° freezers

OSHA says employees at Birds Eye Foods’ facility in Darien, WI, were “left in the cold.” Now the company faces $109,400 in fines.  [Read more…]

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Quit his job then tripped and fell: Can he get workers’ comp?

Imagine this: An employee quits, effective immediately. But before he leaves company property, he trips, falls and is injured.  [Read more…]

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Trip-and-fall in parking lot injures worker: Will she get comp?

An employee applied for workers’ comp benefits after she was injured in a trip-and-fall incident. Doesn’t sound questionable at first, but in this case, the fall happened in a parking garage that wasn’t owned by her employer.  [Read more…]

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Employee trips in employer’s parking lot: Workers’ comp for injury?

After parking his personal vehicle in his employer’s parking lot, an employee trips over a cement parking block. He tears a ligament and is out of work for a while. Can he get workers’ comp? [Read more…]

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Worker dies from trip-and-fall accident; steps violated safety regs

From our Bizarre Accident File: A trip-and-fall incident proved fatal at a glass manufacturing plant in Tumwater, WA. [Read more…]

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