Workers’ Compensation

Some companies might not do enough for workplace safety

A University of Maryland law professor says federal laws that allow companies to regulate themselves in the workers’ compensation arena only look out for one party: big business. The federal government, through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), long has allowed companies to bypass federal regulation if it installs its own Voluntary Protection Program.

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Farm investigated after deaths

Maryland safety officials have launched an investigation into workplace safety after the deaths of a man and his two sons at a farm. Authorities believe the man, 48, and his teenage sons were killed in a work accident at a large dairy farm in Kennedyville, Maryland. The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Agency will lead

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Mine worker hurt on the job

An employee of a Maryland coal mine suffered a broken back in a work accident that occurred as he tried to put supplies into place. The man, who authorities said they believed was in his 20s, was taken by helicopter to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in stable condition. The accident occurred in a

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Contractor fined after on-the-job death

A contractor previously cited for workplace safety violations in Maryland and surrounding areas is fighting federal fines and citations it received after an employee died as a result of a work accident. The problem again brings to light the fact that many contractors don’t adhere to the same safety standards as regular employers. On Aug.

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