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Blog Posts in August, 2016

Construction Company Fined for Allegedly Importing Workers to Remove Asbestos Aug 31, 2016

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proceedings against Kehrer Brothers Construction have been put on hold now that federal officials are looking into possibly pressing criminal charges against the company. The ...

Concerns Over The Disappearance of Jury Trials Aug 23, 2016

While the United States Constitution states that everyone has the right to a public trial in front of an impartial jury, they’re becoming increasingly rare, at least in New York. An increasing number of judges in the Southern District of New York – ...

Mother Awarded Over $10 Million in Birth Injury Case Aug 22, 2016

A Texas jury has awarded Rachel Melancon nearly $10.3 million on August 17 following a two week-long trial over the death of her newborn baby Olivia Marie Coats on January 1, 2014. The lawsuit, filed against the Medical Center for Southeast Texas and ...

OSHA Proposes an Almost $1.4 Million Fine for a Wisconsin Shipyard Aug 17, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a nearly $1.4 million fine for Fraser Shipyards based out of Superior, WI. The governmental organization cited the shipyard for 14 violations involving lead and asbestos exposure that ...

Explosion Injures 7 Workers near Port Arthur, Texas Aug 15, 2016

Seven workers were injured in an explosion on Friday, August 12 at the Sunoco Logistics Terminal located just north of Nederland, TX. According to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office’s public information officer Deputy Marcus McLellan, four of the ...

Massachusetts Employers Ordered to Pay Over $2.6 Million in Damages, Overtime, and Penalties Aug 10, 2016

Following an investigation by the United State Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, employers Anderson Dos Santos and Juliano Fernandes, along with companies AB Construction Group Inc. and Force Corp. were ordered to pay nearly $2.4 million ...

United Plastics and Citigroup Technology Inc. to Pay Over $3.3 Million in Back Wages Aug 9, 2016

Investigations conducted by the United States Department of Labor discovered that United Plastics and Citigroup Technology Inc. failed to properly compensate workers for overtime labor, as well as other violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

Texas Hot Air Balloon Crash Claims At Least 16 Lives Aug 1, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported [1] that 16 people or more were killed in a hot air balloon crash that occurred on Saturday, July 30, making it the worst hot air balloon crash in United States history, not counting airships. ...

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