Posts Tagged ‘injuries’

Workers’ comp legislation headed to governor’s desk

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators offered sharply different views of a bill they passed yesterday to change the way compensation is awarded to workers injured on the job, or to survivors of those killed at work. If Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signs the bill, it will become law July 1. The measure is pushed by the […] [...]

State judge declares tort cap unconstitutional; criticizes Legislature

CLARKSDALE — A state judge in Coahoma County has declared a legislatively imposed cap on non-economic damages unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Charles Webster issued the ruling April 20 in a 14-page opinion. He criticized the Legislature for intruding into judicial authority. Webster’s ruling came in a motion filed by Cleveland attorney Ralph E. Chapman in lawsuit […] [...]

Lawmakers split over workers’ comp legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi Legislature is split on a bill that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation law. Opponents say it would tilt the scales against workers, but proponents say it would return fairness to a system that currently favors workers. The House defeated its bill yesterday 62-52, but the Senate voted 38-13 […] [...]

Hunter Douglas plant again wins top safety award

by Published: March 29,2011

Tags: awards, injuries, manufacturing, workplace safety

TUPELO — For the fifth time in seven years the employees of Hunter Douglas in Tupelo will receive the company’s highest safety honor and award for best overall safety program in 2010. Hurley Mitchell, president of Manufacturing Group, Hunter Douglas North America, will present the President’s Safety Award, which recognizes excellence in occupational safety and […] [...]

Workers suing company after power plant explosion

HARTFORD, Conn. — Attorneys for nine people injured or killed in a Connecticut power plant explosion say they’re suing companies involved in building and overseeing the facility. The four lawyers filed lawsuits yesterday in Middletown Superior Court, alleging plant owner Kleen Energy Systems and some contractors failed to take precautions to prevent the February blast. […] [...]

Report finds decrease in injuries/illnesses

by Published: December 1,2009

Tags: federal agency, illnesses, injuries, workplace safety

WASHINGTON — Both the rate and the number of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work in private industry decreased 7 percent from 2007 to 2008, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The rate decreased to 113 per 10,000 full time workers and the number of cases decreased by […] [...]

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