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Kids' Chance: Over $8M in Scholarships Awarded to Date
Posted on 25 Nov 2014 by DougMcCoy

In 2013, there were 4,405 workplace fatalities in the United States. In 2011, there were more than 190,000 workers sustaining injuries that required more than thirty days of lost work time. In addition to the affected workers, the families are also impacted... Read More

How Undocumented Status Impacts the Working Conditions and Safety of Latino Immigrants
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by Roger Rabb

By Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Although the debate over undocumented immigrants and immigration reform is constantly in the headlines, one area that receives less attention is the... Read More

Kids’ Chance of America: How You Can Make a Difference
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 by Peggy Hassler

Kids' Chance of America and two-dozen state Kids’ Chance organizations improve the lives of children with a parent killed or seriously disabled in an on-the-job injury, by providing scholarships to finish their post-high school education. ... Read More

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: One Hundred Years Later
Posted on 18 Mar 2011 by Stephen C. Embry

On March 25, 1911 six hundred workers were ending their day at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of the 10-story Asch Building located on Washington Square East in Manhattan. Shortly before 4:45 p.m. fire broke out in wooden scrap... Read More

25-Year-Old Construction Worker Receives First Full Face Transplant
Posted on 13 May 2011 by David H. Perecman

A 25-year-old construction worker who lost most of his facial features to electrical burns became the first person in the US to receive a full face transplant. Dallas Wiehs was operating a boom lift in 2008 when it came into contact with an overhead... Read More

Kids’ Chance of America: How You Can Make a Difference
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 by Peggy Hassler

Kids' Chance of America and two-dozen state Kids’ Chance organizations improve the lives of children with a parent killed or seriously disabled in an on-the-job injury, by providing scholarships to finish their post-high school education. ... Read More

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: One Hundred Years Later
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by Stephen C. Embry

On March 25, 1911 six hundred workers were ending their day at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company on the top floors of the 10-story Asch Building located on Washington Square East in Manhattan. Shortly before 4:45 p.m. fire broke out in wooden scrap... Read More

OR: 2009 Compensable Fatality Characteristics Tables
Posted on 3 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Portland, OR (CompNewsNetwork) - The Department of Consumer and Business Services’ Workers’ Compensation Division received notification of 31 claims accepted for fatality benefits during the 2009 calendar year. The fatality tables include... Read More

TX: Work-Related Fatalities Increased In 2009
Posted on 20 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Texas recorded a preliminary total of 480 work-related fatalities in 2009, a 4 percent increase compared to the revised 2008 total of 463 fatalities. Nationally, there were 4,340 fatal work injuries in 2009, a decrease of... Read More

SC: Fatal Work Injuries Fall To Record Low In 2009
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Columbia, SC (CompNewsNetwork) - A preliminary total of 73 fatal work injuries were recorded in South Carolina in 2009, down from a final count of 87 fatal work injuries in 2008. The 2009 total represents the smallest annual preliminary total since the... Read More

OR: DCBS Published Quarterly Fatality Report
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Portland, OR (CompNewsNetwork) - The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has posted the Quarterly Fatality Report for the 2nd quarter of 2010 (04/01/2010-06/30/2010). DCBS has received notification of two compensable fatalities accepted... Read More

40% of All Workplace Fatalities Are Transportation Related
Posted on 10 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

PORTLAND, OR - Portland, Oregon’s Lee Briney, CSP, American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Columbia-Willamette Chapter President met with several trucking, state and federal officials to discuss the high tangible and intangible costs... Read More

TX: Gov. Honors Fallen And Injured Texas Peace Officers And First Responders
Posted on 8 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Dallas, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Gov. Rick Perry today honored peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty for the sacrifices they have made to protect Texans. The governor... Read More

WY: Task Force to Recommend Occupational Epidemiologist Soon
Posted on 6 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHEYENNE, WY - The Star-Tribune reports that the Wyoming workplace epidemiologist selection committee has recently narrowed a pool of applicants and plans to make a recommendation soon to the governor for an occupational epidemiologist to research the... Read More

MI: Michigan OSHA Announces Initiative To Help Prevent Workplace Electrocutions
Posted on 16 Mar 2011 by workerscompensation.com

Lansing, MI (CompNewsNetwork) - One of the most tragic events in the workplace occurs when an employee is killed or seriously injured on the job. MIOSHA has investigated 63 electrocution fatalities in general industry and construction in the 10-year period... Read More