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Stories with subject: Occupational injuries and disabilities
  • Former administrative law judge pleads guilty to fraud 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 9:35 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A former New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judge accused of embezzling more than $500,000 has pleaded guilty in federal court.

  • Worker injured when 1,200-lb. slab of granite falls on him 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 9:17 am

    WHEATFIELD, New York - Authorities say an employee of a Ohio company is hospitalized with injuries to his back and legs after a slab of granite weighing more than half a ton fell on him at a western New York business

  • OSHA investigates man's 33-foot fall at Kansas power plant 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 6:37 pm

    LA CYGNE, Kansas - Federal officials are investigating after a worker fell 33 feet at an east-central Kansas power plant.

  • Advocacy group says death at Arkansas center was negligent 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 9:21 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An Arkansas woman choked to death during a seizure at a state-run human development center because staff thought she was "faking," a disability rights advocacy group concluded in a report released Tuesday.

  • Murray urges bigger cut than West Virginia governor laid out 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 5:29 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to give struggling coal producers a break by dropping a tax used to pay off a workers' compensation debt.

  • Bill aims to clarify state's workers' compensation law 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 10:28 am

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A bill introduced in the South Dakota House would clarify state law on when part-time employees injured on the job should also receive workers' compensation benefits for their other part-time positions.

  • Federal jury orders Skico to pay damages to former employee 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 12:49 pm

    ASPEN, Colorado - A federal jury in Colorado has ordered Aspen Skiing Co. to pay a former employee $150,000 for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Governor's budget suggests hikes on tobacco, phone taxes 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 8:15 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - As the struggling coal industry and low natural gas prices continue to hurt state tax revenues, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is proposing to balance the budget by raising taxes on tobacco products, starting to tax phone usage and tapping into state reserves for a third time in three years.

  • Police: Man with stun gun held employee against her will 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 6:17 am

    ROCK HILL, South Carolina - Authorities say a 23-year-old man entered a cellphone store in Rock Hill and held an employee against her will using a stun gun.

  • State cracks down on employers without proper insurance 
    Updated: Jan-10-16 3:34 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The commission responsible for enforcing workers' compensation laws has cracked down in the last year on employers who don't carry proper insurance, collecting $1 million in civil fines from uninsured companies.

  • NY man accused of fraud in collecting workers' compensation 
    Updated: Jan-09-16 9:24 am

    ALBANY, New York - New York authorities have charged a Niagara Falls man with larceny and insurance fraud, accusing him of collecting $82,000 from workers compensation over 13 years while self-employed.

  • Judge: State must pay nearly $1 million in DNR worker's suit 
    Updated: Jan-08-16 3:03 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The state must pay nearly $1 million after losing a discrimination lawsuit filed by a longtime Iowa Department of Natural Resources employee who said he was fired because he sought disability accommodations for a job injury, according to court documents that also show the state tried to fight the award despite a public apology from an agency supervisor.