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Tile maker faces $1.2M in penalties after serious worker injuries

A vinyl tile manufacturer in Fostoria, Ohio, is facing $1.2 million in proposed penalties after a seventh worker in five years suffered severe injuries when caught in a machine the employer failed to lock out, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday. An April 2022 incident at the NOX US LLC plant is the latest …

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Military contractor must prove worker was employee to avoid suit

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 fell from a …

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Appeals court denies enhanced benefits to worker hit by car

An Ohio appellate court on Tuesday ruled that a worker was not entitled to an enhanced award of benefits for his injuries from being struck by a car, because the accident did not occur in a “workshop.” In 2018, Luis Ybarra was working for vehicle transport company Cassens Corp. at the outdoor lot of the …

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