Military contractor must prove worker was employee to avoid suit

– Advertisement – An appeals court in Texas on Wednesday ruled that a military contractor must prove a worker was an employee to avoid a “substantial jury award” over negligence stemming from a workplace accident in 2016. Addison, Texas-based King Aerospace, hired by the U.S. Army to maintain aircraft, was sued by Jorge Hernandez, who … Read more

Contractor gets additional $228K fine for inadequate fall protection

– Advertisement – A Dundee, Ohio, contractor with an 11-year history of federal workplace safety violations has added an additional $228,126 in fines to $108,318 in unpaid penalties with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for again exposing workers to potentially deadly fall hazards, the agency announced Wednesday. OSHA inspectors observed two employees of Benny Troyer … Read more

OSHA cites Florida labor contractor after farmworker dies from heat illness

– Advertisement – A federal workplace safety investigation revealed that a 35-year-old farmworker died from heat illness on a Duette, Florida, farm in April 2022, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Wednesday. Inspectors learned the employee of Citrus Harvesting Inc., which is facing a $29,004 fine, was harvesting strawberries at 5:45 p.m. when others … Read more

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