Safety and OSHA News

Owners charged with comp fraud after worker’s serious injury

The owners of a Minnesota tree service were charged after they allegedly attempted to cheat the state’s insurance program following an incident that left an employee severely injured.  [Read more…]

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Business owner sent to jail, has to pay $1 million for workers’ comp fraud

A business owner under-reported the number of employees he had. Now he’s headed to prison for workers’ comp fraud.  [Read more…]

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Employee sets up fake assault to collect workers’ comp, according to authorities

A mass transit trolley operator has been indicted for allegedly paying an acquaintance to assault him on the job so he could collect workers’ comp benefits. A plastic Halloween pumpkin helped crack the case.  [Read more…]

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Employee on vacation kayaking while on workers’ comp: Now he faces fraud charges

Authorities have arrested a psychiatric center employee on charges he defrauded the workers’ compensation system while kayaking on a Caribbean vacation.  [Read more…]

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Ex-Postal Service employee faces jail time for workers’ comp fraud

A former U.S. Postal Service employee was recently convicted of conducting a 15-year workers’ comp fraud scheme. The jury determined she fraudulently collected more than $429,000 in federal disability benefits since September 2001.  [Read more…]

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Dancing Kia hamster pleads no contest in workers’ comp fraud case

It’s all too common: An employee receiving workers’ comp is seen working while collecting benefits. In this case, the employee was seen on TV – by millions – as a dancing hamster.  [Read more…]

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Authorities: Man used NFL player names in workers’ comp fraud

A Spokane Valley, WA, man faces fraud charges after authorities say he used the last names of Seattle Seahawk players when filling out fake workers’ comp injury reports to get painkillers.  [Read more…]

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Man accused of workers’ comp fraud dies of lung failure before trial

David Brownell was charged with workers’ comp fraud: more than $2.7 million since 1995. Authorities say he misrepresented his illness, lung disease, to his doctor. He was set to go on trial before he died … of lung disease. [Read more…]

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2 strange comp cases: Caught on Facebook and Height of Hypocrisy

What happens in Arizona doesn’t stay in Arizona when you post it on your Facebook page. And in a another case, it’s apparently “do as I say, not as I do,” when it comes to workers’ comp. [Read more…]

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Former police officer played baseball while on workers’ comp: He’s going to jail

A judge has sentenced a former police officer to jail after he pleaded guilty to workers’ comp fraud. Video showed him playing baseball. [Read more…]

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