Q: When is workers’ compensation, the so-called “exclusive remedy” for employee injuries, not an exclusive remedy? A: When the injured employee can prove the company knew an injury was likely to occur.
OSHA has fined a tree trimming company under the General Duty Clause (GDC) in connection with the death of an employee who was struck by a train while walking to a job site.
A driver raises safety questions about the truck his employer assigns him to drive. The company fires him when he refuses to drive the truck because it was leaking coolant. Does the driver get whistleblower protection?
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Earlier this year, the federal government banned commercial truck and bus drivers from texting while driving. The crackdown on using cell phones while driving may now go one or two steps further.
A Georgia court has ordered a trucking company to pay the heirs of a worker $5.4 million. The worker was killed when he was run over by a dump truck.
It’s often unavoidable: Employees in safety-sensitive jobs have to put in long hours to meet a deadline. However, a new report suggests there are steps that can reduce the risks that fatigue will lead to injuries or even death.
A study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows bans on texting while driving may not be having the desired effect. In fact, crash rates may actually be increasing in some states that have enacted them.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says a 2009 crash that killed 10 people was likely caused by driver fatigue.