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Rick Shapiro

On the Job Scaffolding Injuries Are Common

The critical injury of a construction worker in Hartford CT is serving as an important reminder in that community about the importance of construction safety. According to the Hartford Courant last week, the 47 year-old worker was standing on a […]

Rick Shapiro

Third Death at Virginia Goodyear Plant This Year

The Goodyear plant in Danville VA has just experienced its third fatal accident on site in the last eight  months, and that prompted the plant to be shut down for several days this week as OSHA investigates. The most recent […]

Randy Appleton

Understanding the Federal Employers Liability Act

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was enacted in 1908 by Congress and still continues to provide a federal system of legal remedy for the protection of thousands of railroad workers and their families, nationwide. FELA also serves as a […]

Randy Appleton

Virginia DOT Worker Struck by Car’s Mirror on I-64 in Norfolk

A Virginia Department of Transportation contractor was hit by a vehicle’s side mirror while working on a stretch of road on I-64 East between Chesapeake Blvd. and Norview Ave. in Norfolk on May 20. The contractor was in a temporary […]

Randy Appleton

AT&T Sued For Retaliating Against Injured Workers

We’ve previously discussed how some employers, especially those in the railroad industry, have been known to take action against employees who were either injured on the job or who have come forward with worries about workplace safety. We’d like to […]

Patrick Austin

Two Successive Judges Reversed by Appeals Court For Failing to Honor Jury’s FELA 8.6 Million Verdict

After a myriad of appeals, the tides of justice are finally turning in favor of a plaintiff whose case was decided by a Tennessee jury back in 2010. The case is Payne v. CSX Transportation Inc., No. E2012-02392-COA-R3-CV, 2013 WL 6857947 (Tenn. Ct. […]

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Experts Criticize OSHA For Failing to Protect Workers From Long-Term Health Dangers

A recent lengthy piece in the New York Times explored an important criticism leveled against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) about how it has largely failed to protect…

Rick Shapiro

OSHA Extracts Important Agreement Out Of BNSF Railway For Retaliating Against Injured Workers

Our firm has discussed several troubling episodes recently involving railroad companies that have used on-the-job injuries as an excuse to punish and even fire workers. Thankfully, the…

Rick Shapiro

OSHA Announces $1.1 Million Fine Against Norfolk Southern For Firing Injured Workers

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) has announced that Norfolk Southern Railway Co. will be required to pay $1.1 million to three employees after the agency…