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MO: 50% Safety Penalty to All Compensation for Climbing Ladder Improperly

The Commission affirmed a 2-1 award imposing a 50% safety penalty for a safety foreman who intentionally carried a 100-pound bag on a 40 foot ladder contrary to a company safety rule to require three-point contact while using a ladder. The claimant argued he didn't have the equipment to move the...

Tennessee: Roofer Not “Temporary Worker” Under Terms of General Liability Policy

A worker engaged to assist the owners of a commercial building with the recoating of the building’s roof was an “employee” and not a “temporary worker” within the meaning of a commercial general liability policy,” held a Tennessee appellate court recently. Owners of...