OH - Man Indicted on Workers' Comp Fraud Charges
An Ohio man was charged with three counts of workers' compensation fraud, according to local news reports.
Rodney Ashcraft, 60, of Findlay, Ohio, was indicted this week for allegedly defrauding the state-run Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation system of more than $7,500, the Courier reported Wednesday.
The newspaper reported that Ashcraft committed the fraud between 2015 and June of this year, according to a Hancock County grand jury. No details about the nature of the alleged crime were available.
FL - Company Cited After Worker's Throat Lacerated by Blade
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Florida construction company almost $58,000 after an employee suffered a serious laceration to his throat.
OSHA investigators determined that G&H Underground Construction had allowed a cutting machine to be operated without blade guards, the agency reported.
A worker in St. Augustine was cutting a concrete pipe when the blade kicked back, cutting the man's throat.
“Manufacturers equip power tools with safety devices to protect workers from serious injuries,” said OSHA Jacksonville Acting Area Office...
CA - Report: Construction Co. Had Record of Safety Violations Before Fatal Accident
The contractor working on a seismic retrofit project for the 100-year-old Twin Peaks Tunnel where a worker was killed last week had a history of safety violations, according to a report by the NBC affiliate in San Francisco.
Patrick Ricketts, 51, was killed Friday when a steel beam fell on him. According to NBC, Shimmick Construction was facing an Aug. 25 deadline to finish the project.
The television station claims that Shimmick Construction last year told the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency that it had never been cited for serious and willful safety violations.