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Alleged Excavation Hazards Prompt $59,290 in Fines to Contractor 10/12/2011
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 303 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued two citations, with fines totaling $59,290, to G.A. Rich and Sons of Deer Creek, Ill., for alleged safety violations involving workers installing new water main and sewer service connections throughout Lexington.OSHA inspected ...Read More
 
 
Adjuster Conference in Burlington Oct. 20-21 10/12/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: VT | Segment: EAST | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ryan Smith & Carbide law firm will present the Vermont Department of Labor's Workers' Compensation Continuing Education conference at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington on Oct. 20-21.The session can be spread over two days, beginning Oct. 20 at 12:30 p.m. and ending at noon o...Read More
 
 
Advisory Board Meeting May Advance Preferred Provider Plans 10/11/2011
State: IL | Segment: Top | 514 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefEfforts to give Illinois employers the right to direct the care of injured workers through preferred provider programs (PPPs) could be pushed forward Oct. 18 at a meeting of the Workers’...Read More
 
 
Alleged Risks at 2 Sites Bring Masonry Contractor $164,120 in Fines 10/11/2011
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 251 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued masonry contractor Juan Sagredo of Doraville, Ga., seven citations, with fines totaling $164,120, for alleged safety violations at work sites in Sugar Hill and Conyers.OSHA inspected the sites under a regional emphasis program ...Read More
 
 
Alleged Dust, Other Hazards Bring Manufacturer $58,800 in Fines 10/11/2011
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 17 serious health and safety citations, with fines totaling $58,800, to Karyall Teleday Co. of Brooklyn, Ohio, for alleged violations, including overexposure of employees to respirable dust and failing to provide them personal protective e...Read More
 
 
Attorney's Confusion Isn't Excusable Neglect for Late Appeal 10/10/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A defense attorney's failure to file a timely appeal of an order awarding benefits because of a mix-up caused by an intertwined case does not constitute excusable neglect, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled, reversing the Industrial Commission.Case: Sellers v. FMC Corp. and Na...Read More
 
 
Alleged Waste Tank Cleaning Risks Prompt $122,760 in Fines 10/10/2011
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 10 citations, with fines totaling $122,760, to Future Environmental, Inc., of Mokena, Ill., for alleged safety violations involving respiratory and confined space hazards to workers cleaning waste tanks used to store petroleum hydrocarbons...Read More
 
 
AWCP Holding Fall Conference Oct. 14 in Sacramento 10/07/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 892 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Association of Workers' Compensation Professionals (AWCP) will be holding its 2011 Fall Conference on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento, Calif.The State Bar of California approved the conference for five hours of legal specialization education in workers’ ...Read More
 
 
Airport's Insurance Flaws Lead to Costly Summary Judgment Ruling 10/07/2011
State: GA | Segment: Top | 478 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorThe owner-controlled insurance program for one of the world's busiest airports contained several key flaws that allowed a deceased worker's estate to win summary judgment in a $4.47 m...Read More
 
 
Alleged Fall, Scaffold Hazards Prompt $51,000 in Fines 10/06/2011
State: AR | Segment: CENTRAL | 162 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Houston, Texas-based Atlas Texas Construction and Trading 11 serious citations, with total fines of $51,000, for alleged violations at a Little Rock, Ark., work site.OSHA initiated an inspection, under a national emphasis progr...Read More
 
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