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Mother of Killed Worker Wants Law Changed for Companies That Violate OSHA Regs

Friday, November 20, 2020 | 453 | 0 | 29 min read

Alabama's workers' compensation benefit levels have made headlines in the state this week after the mother of a young man killed on the job said his life appears to be worth only $7,500. “To be able to get justice, yeah, the law needs to be changed,” said Connie Hay, the mother of a 20-year-old worker who died after washing out a tanker truck at J&M Tank Lines in Sylacauga, according to a local news report. Mason Spurlin-Hay inhaled toxic fumes inside the tank, lost consciousness and was asphyxiated in the 2019 incident. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Adm...

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