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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...

Missouri: Court Tightens Burden of Missouri Employer to Invoke Safety Penalty

Claimant carried a 100-pound roll of composite on to a roof, he hurt his back and became totally disabled. The Western District court of appeals reversed the 50% safety penalty on his benefits applied by the administrative law judge and the Commission and remanded the case for further findings. Carver...