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Amazon to Pilot Primary Care Health Centers for Employees Near Its Fulfillment Facilities

Giant online retailer Amazon.com announced it will pilot local employee health care centers near Amazon fulfillment facilities across the country. The retailer is partnering with with Crossover Health, a national medical group offering primary care services. The centers will have …

Minnesota Worker Sues Iowa City after Electrocution

A construction worker from Minnesota who was electrocuted and fell from a building is suing the city of Sibley, Iowa, for negligence. Victor Maldonado, of Worthington, Minnesota, alleges in a lawsuit that the city knew the high-voltage power line was …

Iowa Court Slashes Insurer’s Payment to Paralyzed Worker

The Iowa Supreme Court has dramatically reduced the compensation a paralyzed northeast Iowa man received from a jury in a lawsuit against an insurance company even while finding the company’s actions were “reprehensible.” Despite criticizing the treatment by Louisiana-based workers’ …

One Critically Injured in Fire at Texas Oilfield Site

One person was seriously injured in a Midland, Texas, explosion and fire on Thursday involving several storage tanks and a truck used in oilfield operations, city and hospital officials said. The fire was contained at the property owned by petroleum …

Worker Dies from Injuries at BP’s Refinery in Whiting, Indiana,

A contract worker died from injuries received while working at BP Plc’s 430,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery on Wednesday, a company spokesman said. “BP confirms that a contract worker was injured today at the Whiting refinery,” said company spokesman …

New Orleans Restaurant Pays $55.2K for Labor Law Violations After Child Injured

A New Orleans restaurant has paid more than $55,000 after an investigation revealed it had violated multiple U.S. child labor laws by hiring a 13 year-old, who subsequently was severely injured at the workplace. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage …

Workers Injured at Texas Chemical Plant Damaged by Fire File Suit

A growing number of lawsuits are springing from the ashes at a Houston-area chemical plant that caught fire this week killing a worker. Two plant employees filed separate state suits Wednesday against KMCO LLC, claiming the company failed to maintain …

Nebraska City Sues Owner of Grain Elevator That Exploded

South Sioux City, Nebraska, has sued the owner of the grain elevator that exploded earlier this year. The lawsuit against Andersen Farms Inc. and Bryce Andersen was filed last week in Dakota County District Court. It seeks reimbursement of more …

Man Injured by Gas in Iowa Hog Barn Awarded Nearly $1.2M

A man felled by toxic gas inside a northwest Iowa hog confinement barn has won nearly $1.2 million for his injuries. An O’Brien County jury hearing the lawsuit trial found property owner Patrick Probst negligent for the 2014 incident and …

Defendants in Oregon Pot Processing Explosion Suit Try to Turn Tables on Worker

Defendants in an $8.9 million lawsuit over an explosion and fire at an Oregon marijuana processor are trying to turn the tables on the worker who was badly burned in the blast. The Daily Astorian reported that the defendants say …