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OSHA Finds Many Issues at Poultry Processing Plant Where Employee Lost Thumb 09/15/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 625 | 0 | Popular with Other | 4 min read
An employee at a chicken processing facility in Pennsylvania lost a thumb while operating a mixing machine in March, leading to a $318,000 fine for the company. ...Read More

Worker's Foot Falls Into Tank of Hot Acid, Yielding $256,000 Fine for Employer 09/15/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 580 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
In early March, an Ohio machine operator climbed onto a tank of hot acid to clear a machinery jam. He wasn't wearing protective equipment of any kind. When he slipped, his left foot landed in the 170-degree tank, and he suffered third-degree chemical burns. ...Read More

Roofer Fined $94,000 for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards 09/15/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Nine Amish Exteriors employees doing roofing work on a single-family home had no protection from falls, federal occupational safety inspectors foun...Read More

Construction Company Fined $200,000 for Electrical, Fall Hazards 09/15/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 503 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 349 min read
Construction workers converting a multi-story commercial building in Paterson into residential units were exposed to serious safety hazards, Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found. ...Read More

Trucking Company, Staffing Firm Reach Settlement in $1.85M Comp Dispute 09/15/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 560 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Texas trucking firm and a staffing company that was ordered to pay it $1.85 million for failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage and claims administration services have reached a deal to resolve their legal dispute, according to a report by ...Read More
OSHA: Workers Routinely Attacked at Youth Facility 09/15/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
At a Reading facility for youth in crisis, residents attacked workers more than 10 times in seven months, the federal occupational safety agency found.  One young person kicked a worker in the face, head and neck. Another bit a worker's arms. The Occupational Safety ...Read More
Advisers Discuss Legislation That Would Exempt DNR Volunteers From Coverage 09/15/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 347 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 67 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council met Wednesday and discussed a legislative proposal to exempt volunteers with the Department of Natural Resources from workers’ compensation coverage. DNR has more than 30,000 volunt...Read More

Contractor Fined for Exposing Workers to 20-Foot Falls 09/15/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 133 min read
The federal workplace safety agency fined a Florida contractor $200,000 for ignoring its fall protection standards at two work sites. Chris Sawdo Cons...Read More

OSHA Fines O'Hare Forklift Operators for Transporting Unsecured Fuel Tanks 09/15/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 461 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
Forklift operators at Chicago's busiest airport often transport fuel containers that aren't secured with clamps, Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found. ...Read More

Split Supreme Court Denies Benefits to Firefighter With Lung Cancer 09/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 540 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
A divided Idaho Supreme Court ruled that a veteran firefighter failed to prove his lung cancer was caused by his employment. Case: Est...Read More
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