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New Mexico Could Reduce Workers’ Comp Benefits if Workers High or Drunk

A New Mexico lawmaker has introduced a bill to reduce workers’ compensation in cases when an employee’s death or injury results from being drunk or high on the job. Republican Rep. Dennis Roch of Logan said being under the influence …

Georgia Investigated Complaint Against Chemical Plant Prior to Worker Injury

Environmental regulators investigated an anonymous report alleging MFG Chemical Inc. in Dalton, Ga., was illegally discarding waste five months before an accident injured a worker, government records show. The company’s regulatory manager, Joe Stafford, told an investigator sent by the …

OSHA Cites Illnois Company for Injury at Wisconsin Plant

A federal workplace-safety agency is proposing a $91,000 fine for an Illinois company, about five months after a worker suffered electrical burns at its Wisconsin manufacturing plant. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday it filed six citations against …