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Delaware Judge Upholds Dismissal Call in Softball Injury Lawsuit

A Delaware judge has refused to overturn her decision to toss a lawsuit by a paralegal who said he was targeted for retaliation after being injured while playing on his law firm’s softball team and filing a workers’ compensation claim. …

One Killed, Three Hurt in Manhattan Scaffolding Collapse

A worker repairing the facade of a Manhattan building was killed and three others were injured on Thursday in an equipment collapse that left a metal platform dangling on its side and scaffolding buckling under, officials said. Emergency personnel responded …

Worker Injured at Georgia Pyrotechnic Plant Previously Cited for Safety Violations

An explosion and flash fire badly burned the head, face and hands of a worker at a pyrotechnic plant in Georgia, an official said. The unidentified employee at Pyrotechnic Specialties, Inc. in Byron was airlifted June 17 to a hospital …

Iowa Chemical Plant to Pay $80K for 2019 Spill that Hurt Worker

A Waterloo, Iowa, chemical plant will pay a nearly $80,000 civil penalty to settle violations of federal Clean Air Act following a spill last year that hurt a worker there, federal officials said. The federal Environmental Protection Agency said in …

New Jersey Food Manufacturer Faces $77K in Penalties After Worker Injury

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited D.O. Productions LLC for lockout/tagout violations after unguarded machinery caused severe hand injuries to an employee at the frozen food manufacturer’s Lodi, N.J., facility. The company faces …

Driver Injured in Accident Not Eligible for Workers’ Comp After Failing to Wear Seat Belt

The Court of Appeals of Virginia has upheld a Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission decision that workers’ comp benefits cannot be awarded to a truck driver injured in an accident after failing to wear a seat belt. This decision comes after …

New Jersey Mall Worker Seriously Injured in 30-Foot Fall from Roof

Authorities say a worker at a New Jersey mall was seriously injured in a 30-foot fall from the roof over the weekend. Roxbury police were dispatched to the Ledgewood Mall shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday after the man, a demolition-construction …

Three Massachusetts Workers Shocked When Scaffolding Touches Power Line

Three people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday when scaffolding they were working with at a Massachusetts home came in contact with power lines, police said. Beverly police responded to a report that two workers had fallen from the roof …

Worker in New Jersey Seriously Injured When Ditch Collapses Around Him

A man working in a ditch was seriously injured December 31 when it collapsed around his lower body, authorities said. The accident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. in Marlboro Township. The 64-year-old man, who was working for paving company, was …

One Worker Killed, One Hurt in Fall from Bucket Truck in Massachusetts

Authorities say one worker was killed and another seriously hurt when they fell from the bucket of a lift truck while working on a Massachusetts bridge. State police say the workers fell onto a barge at about 10 a.m. Wednesday …