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Health Department Suspends License of Calif. Pain Doc Linked to 16 OD Deaths 07/18/2016
State: NA | Segment: WEST | 543 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Washington state Department of Health’s Medical Quality Assurance Commission suspended the license of a doctor also licensed to practice in California for a “pattern of substandard medical care” leading to the death of at least 16 patients. ...Read More
Fractured Fingers Lead to $70K in Fines Against Manufacturer 07/18/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 288 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A workplace accident led to an investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and $70,000 in proposed penalties against an Ohio manufacturer. OSHA said it dispatched its inspectors after a worker caught his hand in a pinch point as he operated a material coiler on...Read More

DFS Combines Law-Enforcement Offices Into Single Division 07/18/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 478 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Florida Department of Financial Services has combined its three law-enforcement units into a new Division of Forensic and Investigative Service, effective July 1, the department announced Friday. ...Read More

Split Court Overturns Denial of Accidental Disability Benefits to Firefighter 07/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 324 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a firefighter should not have been denied accidental disability benefits for his inhalation injuries while responding to a medical emergency at a grocery store. ...Read More

OSHA Says Company Exposed Workers to Falls, Electrocution and Chemicals 07/18/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 506 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Bennett Heat Treating and Brazing Co. of Newark for 30 safety and health violations, and proposed penalties of $87,500. ...Read More

No Benefits for Off-Duty Officer Injured While Driving to Mandatory Training Session 07/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 447 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a police officer was not entitled to benefits for his injuries from an accident while driving to a mandatory training session outside of his normal work hours. ...Read More

Oil Field Contractor Honored for 'Exemplary' Workplace Safety 07/18/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 488 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 11 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has recognized Chaparral Industries for “exemplary” workplace safety programs, and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses at its Odessa facility. ...Read More

Judge Orders Comp Carrier for NHL to Produce Records on Player Head Injuries 07/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
A federal trial judge in Minnesota last week ordered the comp carrier for the National Hockey League to produce documents in its possession regarding player claims for head trauma or brain disease as part of the discovery process in an ongoing concussion suit against the league. ...Read More
Employers, Regulators Will Convene at Insurance Summit 07/18/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Registration has opened for the 2016 Director’s Regulatory Summit in Kansas City on Oct. 13, the Missouri Department of Insurance said. “The summit provides a unique opportunity for insurance compliance professionals to meet and interact with insurance regulators,” said ...Read More

OSHA Cites Company for Exposing Workers to Trench Collapse 07/18/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 410 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 218 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says an Andover construction contractor exposed workers to cave-in hazards and should pay a proposed $66,000 in penalties. ...Read More
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