Safety and OSHA News

Over half-million dollars in fines for trench fatality; criminal charges may follow

First Samuel Morgan was partially buried in the collapse of a seven-foot deep trench. Then he was mangled by construction equipment in a botched rescue attempt. Now his employer faces $560,000 in safety fines.  [Read more…]

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Did OSHA citation make company vulnerable to lawsuit?

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Workers’ comp is usually the “exclusive remedy” when an employee is injured on the job, meaning the worker can’t sue the company. But when OSHA issues a willful citation, does that open the door for a successful lawsuit? [Read more…]

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