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Amazon Injuries Risk State Backlash, Higher Workers’ Comp Costs

Injuries in Amazon.com Inc. warehouses could damage more than just the company’s reputation. They could start to hurt the e-commerce giant’s bottom line, as well. Washington state’s workplace safety regulator says workers in Amazon’s highly automated warehouses are injured at …

More Than 20 Workers Hurt in Crane Accident In Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring at least 22 workers who were sent scrambling for safety, authorities said. The cranes collided and got …

Fewer Virginia Workers Injured on the Job Last Year

A federal study shows the rate of workplace injuries dropped last year in Virginia and remained below the national average. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday that for every 100 full-time workers in private industry, Virginia recorded 2.6 …

Efforts Aimed at Reducing Injuries in North Dakota Oil Patch

Officials are working to crack down on worker injuries and deaths in the western North Dakota oil patch. The oil boom is drawing people from around the country in search of jobs. Dustin Austin with the North Dakota Safety Council …

State Sues Indiana Bell Over Suspending Hurt Workers

The Indiana Department of Labor is suing AT&T’s Indiana operating unit alleging over a policy of suspending workers who report work-related injuries. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports the lawsuit against Indiana Bell Telephone Co. was filed by the state in …

Jail for TVA Safety Manager for Lying About Injuries

A Louisiana man will spend time in prison for lying about worker injuries at Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear facilities, allowing his company to collect $2.5 million in safety bonuses. A federal court news release says 55-year-old Walter Cardin, of Metairie, …

Report Outlines Ways OSHA Enforcement Could Be Enhanced

A recent report analyzing the effectiveness OSHA enforcement activities by the Government Accountability Office found that OSHA’s lack of consistent guidance for audits of state-run programs may allow enforcement deficiencies to go undetected, increasing the risk of worker injuries, illnesses …