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Alleged Fall Hazards Bring Contractor 4 Citations, $61,000 in Fines 06/01/2010
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 282 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued four citations with fines totaling $61,600 to masonry contractor Misdea Enterprises of Weymouth for alleged safety violations after an employee fell 30 feet while climbing a scaffold at a job site in Brookline, Mass.OSHA issued...Read More
 
 
Adjusters' Class Action Suit Against Gallagher Moves Forward 05/27/2010
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1860 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorHundreds of former and current claims adjusters for Arthur J. Gallagher and Gallagher Bassett Services in California will receive a letter advising them of their right to participate in a cla...Read More
 
 
Applicant Asks 1st DCA to Review 'Ghost Statutes' Question 05/27/2010
State: CA | Segment: Top | 799 | 0 | Popular with Medical
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorThe 1st District Court of Appeal will have the opportunity to be the first appellate court to rule specifically on the topic of "ghost statutes" in a challenge to a decision that allowed an i...Read More
 
 
Alleged Fall Hazards Bring 12 Citations, $46,800 in Fines 05/27/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 243 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 12 citations with fines totaling $46,800 to the Richard Hargrove Co. of Bryan for alleged safety violations at a work site in College Station.OSHA reported it issued three serious and nine repeat citations to the company follow...Read More
 
 
Alleged Speed Limit Sign Violation Brings $63,000 Fine 05/26/2010
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 191 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a $63,000 fine to The De Moya Group in Miami for an alleged willful safety violation.OSHA reported the company violated safety standards when it posted a reduced speed limit sign for a lane closure but failed to remove or cover...Read More
 
 
Alleged Chemical Hazards Bring 14 Citations, $55,125 in Fines 05/25/2010
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 377 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 14 serious citations with fines totaling $55,125 to Church and Dwight Co. of North Brunswick for alleged violations involving employee exposure to chemical hazards.OSHA initiated an investigation of the company Nov. 18 as part ...Read More
 
 
Attorneys: High Court's Tort Rulings End of Long Fight 05/24/2010
State: OH | Segment: Top | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefAttorneys for claimants and employers agree that two recent Ohio Supreme Court decisions uphold the latest effort by state lawmakers to narrow the circumstances under which workers can sue the...Read More
 
 
Advisory Board Recommends Invoice-Based Fee for Spinal Implants 05/24/2010
State: IL | Segment: Top | 521 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefThe Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Medical Fee Advisory Board has recommended the commission change the way providers are reimbursed for implantable medical devices....Read More
 
 
Attorney Calls for Safety Monitoring on Construction Sites 05/24/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 142 | 0
A New York workers' compensation lawyer who focuses on the construction trades warned Friday that recent bribery pleas involving New York City crane inspectors underscore the need for increased enforcement of state and local work safety laws at construction sites.Steven J. Schwartzap...Read More
 
 
Attorney in Critical Condition after Stabbing at L.A. WCAB 05/21/2010
State: CA | Segment: Top | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Griggs, EditorA 60-year-old attorney attending a lien settlement event in downtown Los Angeles was in critical condition late Thursday after being stabbed in the back with a nine-inch kitchen knife.Andre A....Read More
 
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