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OSHA cites Florida labor contractor after farmworker dies from heat illness

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 observed the worker …

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8.4% comp rate decrease proposed for Florida businesses

The National Council on Compensation Insurance on Wednesday filed its recommendation for an 8.4% rate level decrease for workers compensation, effective Jan. 1, 2023. NCCI said it is filing that experience data for policy years 2019 to 2021 show “(f)avorable experience” with Florida’s frequency of lost-time claims having “generally declined when viewed over the most …

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