An employee was injured trying to rescue another worker. His employer says he shouldn’t get workers’ comp because attempting a rescue wasn’t part of his work duties. How did a court rule?
A building contractor is out $385,000 for serious fall hazards at worksites in Pennsylvania and Delaware. An OSHA official called the company a “serial violator.”
A worker who was killed while helping to install a sewer line had escaped trench collapses twice within a month of his death.
Saying it “demonstrated indifference towards the safety of their employees,” OSHA has issued $1,523,710 in fines to a Florida construction company.
Following a long history of noncompliance according to OSHA, the agency has issued $1,922,895 in fines to an aluminum manufacturing company after inspectors learned two employees were hospitalized in separate incidents.
Here’s a reminder for employees who work near power lines: Electricity kills workers, all too often.
This story provides an important reminder for workers: They can put their lives at risk while trying to save a co-worker. The best action is to contact trained emergency responders.
Is this a good idea? A Canadian province is about to enact a new workplace safety law that would allow inspectors to issue fines to workers for violations. Penalties could be substantial for repeat offenders.
OSHA has issued $963,000 in fines to a cleaning services company in connection with the deaths of two of its employees inside a railcar in April.
If a doctor prescribes medication for an injured worker that generally isn’t recommended, does workers’ comp have to pay for it?
Researchers say the federal government may be seriously undercounting the number of occupational injuries that occur each year.
A state supreme court recently issued opinions in two workers’ comp cases involving employees who were injured when they tripped and fell at work. One opinion contains a clarification of the so-called “idiopathic exception” to workers’ compensation.
A worker was using a drill to attach metal panels to a food stand, balancing with one foot on a table and the other on an industrial-sized bucket of mayonnaise. Then he lost his balance.
Two owners of a roofing business were held in custody for a week because they failed to comply with a court order to pay $195,170 in OSHA fines.
Once a company receives a notice of “no violation” after an OSHA investigation, can the agency re-open the matter? Yes, but one requirement must be met, as a recent case involving a fatality shows.
A maintenance worker slipped and fell on a wet sidewalk. He suffered a fractured pelvis and several other injuries, and after three surgeries, he still had a lot of physical pain. He also suffered from depression and loss of sleep. Can he get additional workers’ comp benefits for psychiatric injuries?
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