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Missouri: Nondependent Parents Fail to Show Worker’s Death Was Due to Idiopathic Condition
Posted on 22 May 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Missouri appellate court affirmed a decision by the state’s Labor and industrial Relations Commission that held a worker’s death from a heat stroke was a compensable accident, thus barring a tort action filed by the worker’s nondependent... Read More

Amazon.com Warehouse Workers Complain of Heat-Related Illnesses, Poor Working Conditions
Posted on 21 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Some workers at Amazon.com's Lehigh Valley fulfillment center warehouse facilities in Pennsylvania have recently complained about the inside temperatures and other working conditions during this past summer's heat wave. Many of the employees are... Read More

Tennessee: Appellate Court Overturns Findings That Heat Exhaustion Resulted in Permanent Disability
Posted on 14 Mar 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Acknowledging that the trial court has substantial discretion in weighing the evidence, including the medical evidence, but noting as well that where all the medical evidence was in the form of deposition, the reviewing court analyzes the evidence without... Read More

One for the Books in Delaware: "Defecation Syncope"?
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by Cassandra Roberts

Okay, this one calls for a little more restraint than my usual irreverent wit....it would be just too easy to go over the top with any number of puns and wordplay. I might alienate some of my readers of the gentler sensibilities and I would be loathe... Read More

Rising Temperatures Increase Risks for Workers
Posted on 8 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Portland, OR (CompNewsNetwork) - Imagine working over a hot stove or sizzling asphalt on a 90-degree day. Performing job duties in the heat can be more than uncomfortable – it can also be unsafe. Workers run the risk of developing a heat-related... Read More

Amazon.com Warehouse Workers Complain of Heat-Related Illnesses, Poor Working Conditions
Posted on 21 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Some workers at Amazon.com's Lehigh Valley fulfillment center warehouse facilities in Pennsylvania have recently complained about the inside temperatures and other working conditions during this past summer's heat wave. Many of the employees are... Read More