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Monthly Archives: December 2011
A federal agency is now investigating the Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties facility north of Woodville after three workers were hospitalized following a structure collapse, the News-Messenger reported on December 17, 2011. The workers were erecting a rebar concrete form and fell about 24 feet to the ground. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), which enforces compliance with safety standards, ordered the facility shut down the affected area immediately while investigators from the agency were dispatched to Woodville. Woodville Fire Chief Paul Heineman told the News-Messenger that two of the workers injured on the job had to be taken by Life Flight helicopters to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and University of Toledo Medical Center. The third worker was taken from the scene by ambulance with less serious injuries. Heineman told the Toledo Blade that the workers were alert and talking when crews arrived at the…
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Workers compensation laws vary from state to state and often times it is hard to keep all the facts straight. Most companies are required by law to participate in the workers compensation program. The only state that does not require it is Texas. A few things to keep in mind about the system: You may not be able to sue. One of the reasons the system is in place is to keep employees from bankrupting the employers. However, if the company is negligent or a third party is involved, lawsuits for additional compensation can be filed. If you are collecting workers compensation your company may be able to offer your job back or another job you are capable of performing. You may be required to accept or risk losing your benefits. Your employee reserves the right to fight or dispute your claim. Most injured workers are back to their job…
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A worker in Cambridge, Ohio injured himself after falling 59 feet onto a parked car from the roof of a courthouse, according to NBC 4 News. Keith Casto, 38, form Marion was working on the Guernsey County Courthouse when he fell on November 10. Castro landed on a car in the parking lot before falling to the pavement. Paramedics took him to Grant Medical Center in Columbus via helicopter. He suffered very severe injuries. Casto was working for General Restoration Corp. of Columbus. Casto was attached to a harness, but it was not secured at the time he fell, according to the Guernsey County sheriff’s office. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be conducting a full investigation into the incident. Have you or a loved one been injured on the job? Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Ohio workers comp attorneys.