Posts Tagged ‘Injury’

May
2014
13

REPORT: Less Than 1% of NY’s Workplaces Were Inspected by OSHA Last Year

REPORT: Less Than 1% of NY's Workplaces Were Inspected by OSHA Last Year
  A new report from Public Citizen shows that New York lost $10.9 billion between 2010 and 2012 due to occupational injuries.  An even more alarming figure is OSHA’s budget for fiscal year 2012: $583 million, or $4 for each U.S. worker.   Underfunding saddles OSHA with a nearly impossible task. There are 115 inspectors [&hellip...
Mar
2014
5

Violate, Rinse, Repeat: Non-Union ABC Contractor Cited Following Truck Driver’s Severed Foot

Violate, Rinse, Repeat: Non-Union ABC Contractor Cited Following Truck Driver's Severed Foot
  County Materials Corp., an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) aligned “merit shop” from Plover, Wisconsin, has been fined by OSHA following an investigation into an incident at an Elderon worksite. On September 19, 2013, a driver had his foot severed and his femur crushed. OSHA found that the incident occurred when a cable on...
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Dec
2013
27

Ruthless Insurers Taking Advantage of Suffering Laborers, Depleted Labor Dept Judgement System

Ruthless Insurers Taking Advantage of Suffering Laborers, Depleted Labor Dept Judgement System
  An incredible piece from Jim Morris at the Center for Public Integrity details the burdens placed on suffering laborers as they try to navigate a treacherous legal environment with fewer and fewer judges handling rising caseloads.  In the past, the system to rule on grievances set up by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation...
Jun
2013
27

Dangerous ALEC and CoC-Backed Asbestos Bill Allows “Victims to Be Re-Victimized”

Dangerous ALEC and CoC-Backed Asbestos Bill Allows
  A Republican-backed bill is being pushed through the House Judiciary Committee to make it harder for victims of asbestos to seek fair compensation. The mission of the bill is ostensibly to end abuse and fraud in asbestos based lawsuits. It has been supported along the way by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the [&hellip...