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Cal/OSHA Fines BART $210,000 in 2013 Accident that Killed 2 Transit Workers
By California DIR - April 17, 2014

The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) was fined today by Cal/OSHA for willful serious safety violations that resulted in two workers being killed by a fast-moving train in Walnut Creek, California last October 2013. The citations carry proposed penalties totaling $210,000.
 
Cal/OSHA issued the citations for three willful serious violations after its investigation found the following:
 
The two workers who were killed, Christopher D. Sheppard and Laurence E. Daniels, did not meet the qualifications to perform work near hazardous energized third-rails. Sheppard was a BART special projects manager, Daniels was a contractor and consulting engineer.
 
A trainee was at the controls when the accident occurred—his trainer, a high-ranking transportation manager, was seated in the passenger car with other BART managers and another trainee. He could not view the track from his vantage point in the passenger car.
 
BART’s “simple approval” procedures for employees working on the tracks were both inadequate and not followed.
 

N.Y. Grand Jury Report Outlines High Costs of Workers' Comp Fraud: Property Casualty 360  March 25, 2014

New York City’s construction industry in 2011 alone cost the city and state approximately $500 million because employers misclassified the type of work their employees did for the purpose of paying workers’ compensation premiums.

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Jason Landrum Promoted To CIO Of Sedgwick. Believes In Leading In Technology So Everyone Can Choose How To Interact.
By Lonce LaMon - April 15, 2014

Jason Landrum has been with Sedgwick for just four years and now he has been promo...

Three Frogs Real Estate Cited For No Work Comp Policy Plus Safety Violations Leading To An Employee Death
By Lonce LaMon - April 15, 2014

Cal/OSHA issued citations yesterday with proposed penalties of $91,865 to Three Fr...

California DWC Announces Changes to Panel QME Request Process to Comply with Navarro v. City of Montebello
By CA Dept of Industrial Relations - April 11, 2014

On April 2, 2014, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) issued an en banc deci...

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Bring On The Holiday Party! 'Tis The Season. But Remember It's Still Work.
By Jorge Alexandria - December 10, 2013

Between first and third grades, I was kind of obsessed with my attire. I dressed u...

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Oscar Flores Hired As Workers' Compensation Manager of Cedars Sinai In Los Angeles
By Lonce LaMon - July 26, 2013

Oscar Flores was just hired as the Workers’ Compensation Manager of the Risk Management Department o...

 
 

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