Safety and OSHA News

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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Can worker sue his employer for loading dock injury?

Did this employer intentionally create a dangerous working condition that made the worker’s injuries “substantially certain” to occur?  [Read more…]

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Lights not working, truck runs over and kills worker: Is company to blame?

The overhead flood lights at a UPS facility’s entrance gate weren’t working. It was before sunrise, and a worker who had to open the gate for incoming trucks was run over by one and killed. Will OSHA violations against the company for lack of proper lighting and employee training stick?  [Read more…]

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Worker killed by truck; company says it’s answered enough OSHA questions

You know that if injuries or a fatality bring OSHA to a workplace, its inspection won’t necessarily be limited to conditions involving that particular incident. Despite that being common knowledge, a Nebraska company is fighting OSHA’s attempt to interview two of its managers. [Read more…]

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