Safety and OSHA News

Is company liable for injury due to horseplay?

This worker wasn’t able to go back to his job after suffering injuries when he was tackled during horseplay. The injured worker sued the employer. Is the employer liable?  [Read more…]

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Truck driver falls while putting cell phone in his bunk: Does he get workers’ comp?

For traveling employees, such as truck drivers, it’s often a judgment call by a court whether the employee’s injury occurred in the course and scope of work or during leisure time. What did a court decide in this case?  [Read more…]

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Traveling worker gets sick, drives home, crashes truck; can he get workers’ comp?

Traveling employees are sometimes eligible for workers’ comp if they’re injured on a trip that benefits their employer. Was that the case for this truck driver?  [Read more…]

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Was carpal tunnel caused by driving truck, extreme obesity or both?

A former truck driver was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Should he receive workers’ comp benefits? The question comes down to what caused his carpal tunnel: work or weighing 500 pounds?  [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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Injured during pre-employment test: Does he get comp?

“Welcome to the company.” Could that phrase put you on the hook for workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Judge: Company retaliated against truck driver for reporting injury

Retaliating against an injured worker can cost big bucks. In this case, a judge upheld OSHA’s findings against a company but lowered the penalty.  [Read more…]

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Was truck driver’s heart attack work-related? Will he get comp?

A truck driver had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. One day while securing a load of steel coils on his truck, he felt chest pains. He was diagnosed as having suffered a heart attack. Will he get workers’ comp?  [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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Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash awake over 24 hours

Did driver fatigue contribute to the crash between a Wal-Mart tractor trailer and comedian Tracy Morgan’s limo bus that left one dead and three others, including Morgan, seriously injured?  [Read more…]

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