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Construction Co. Fined $77,000 Five Months After Trench Cave-In Killed 2 10/06/2016
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 483 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 22 min read
Two people died while performing excavation work in Boise this spring after a trench caved in and buried them. Another person was seriously injured. ...Read More
 
 

Unprotected 9-Foot Trench Nets $93,500 OSHA Fine for Contractor 10/06/2016
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Safety inspectors watched two Wisconsin laborers install a sewer line in an unprotected, 9-foot trench during a municipal construction job in June. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA Update Removes Feral Cats From Vermin Definition, Clarifies That Protective Gear Must Fit 10/06/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 639 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 8 min read
Federal workplace safety rules currently require workers to include their Social Security numbers on impersonal, routine forms, and the rules include feral cats in the definition of vermin. ...Read More
 
 

Carrier Didn't Owe Coverage for Claim Under Policy It Hadn't Properly Canceled 10/06/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a carrier's failure to provide proper notice of a policy cancellation didn't place it on the hook for coverage of a worker's accident because the worker hadn't been covered by the policy to begin with. ...Read More
 
 

John Sabo to Manage Enterprise Systems Development at Tower MSA 10/06/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 402 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Tower MSA Partners has appointed John Sabo manager of enterprise systems development. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Authorization for Testicular Surgery, but Allows Conservative Treatment 10/06/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 563 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker's surgery to address an undescended testicle was not related to his on-the-job injury, but that he was entitled to coverage for the conservative course of treatment recommended by his chiropractor. ...Read More
 
 

Employers Insurance Expands Access to Injured Employee Hotline 10/06/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 490 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Employers, a provider of workers’ compensation insurance to small businesses, has expanded access to its injured employee hotline to all of its policy-holders across the country. ...Read More
 
 

Workers' Comp Tax on Coal Industry Soars as Production Drops 10/06/2016
Source: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 1359 | 0 | Popular with Other | 21 min read
With Kentucky coal production at its lowest since 1954, a special workers' compensation tax assessed on coal companies has risen 34.7 percentage points. ...Read More
 
 

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Conference Date for Constitutional Challenge to Comp System 10/06/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 565 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The U.S. Supreme Court has set a conference date for a pending dispute over the alleged constitutional inadequacy of the Florida workers' compensation system. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Will Host 'Conversation on Future of Workers' Compensation' 10/06/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 481 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 180 min read
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a “Conversation on the Future of Workers’ Compensation" at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Nashville. ...Read More
 
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