ME - Contractor Charged With Manslaughter After Worker Falls From Roof
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The owner of a roofing company in Scarborough has been charged with manslaughter after a worker fell to his death in December.
The contractor, Shawn Purvis, 44, said the worker was a subcontractor, not an employee, and could not be forced to wear a safety harness, according to news reports. Purvis' company has a history of safety violations, t...
NATL. - ODG Names John Nelson Director of Sales
MCG Health company ODG named John Nelson director of sales.
The medical treatment guideline developer said Nelson brings more than 20 years of experience in insurance and health care that include a focus on workers’ compensation, disability and absence management, MCG Health said in a statement.
Nelson is a founding member of Peers Hea...
TX - Ron Simmons Appointed Chairman of TMI Board
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Ron Simmons was appointed chairman of the board of directors for Texas Mutual Insurance Co., the workers’ compensation carrier announced Wednesday.
Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Simmons to the carrier’s board in January, and the Senate affirmed the appointment in February.
A former state representative, Simmons takes over the role fr...
KY - Work Comp Paralegal Sues State for Retaliation
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A paralegal for a Kentucky workers’ compensation judge is suing the state, alleging she was fired in retaliation for her role as an activist for an unofficial teacher’s union, according to a report by the Louisville Courier Journal.
Charissa “Chris” Cooke filed a federal complaint Wednesday accusing Gov. Matt Bevin and ...