Month: November 2015

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  • November
    29 2015

    Survey: Poultry Processing Plants See High Workplace Injury Rates

    A survey of 300 current and former poultry processing plant workers found workplace injury rates as high as 86 percent. The survey found that workers in these plants had high rates of injuries to the arms, wrist and hands. The staggering workplace injury rates have drawn the attention of worker advocacy groups and human rights […]

  • November
    20 2015

    Metal Shop Worker Suffers Amputation In Workplace Injury Incident

    A worker in a Pennsylvania metal shop lost his right leg in a workplace injury incident. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the employer, Clarion Sintered Metals Inc., for the unsafe working conditions that led to the workplace injury. The OSHA investigation revealed several violations that could contribute to […]

  • November
    13 2015

    Workers Compensation Fraud Sting Nets NY Business Owners

    Four New York State business owners were arrested last week on workers compensation fraud charges. The business owners were charged with failing to pay into the state’s workers’ compensation fund. Other charges ranged from grand larceny to insurance fraud to falsifying business records. New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced the workers compensation […]

  • November
    06 2015

    Workplace Injury At Steel Plant Happens Days After OSHA Investigation

    A worker at an Ohio steel plant suffered a serious workplace injury when a half-ton piece of equipment came loose from an overhead crane and fell on him. The workplace injury happened just days after an inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration at a TimkenSteel Corp plant. The director […]

  • November
    03 2015

    Exploding Takata Airbags Could Cost Company Up To $200M In Fines

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may issue fines of up to $200 million as punishment for the exploding Takata airbags that have led to eight deaths. The agency has already fined the manufacturer $70 million over the exploding Takata airbags that have also been blamed for nearly 100 injuries. The fines mark the largest […]