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?


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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