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VIAW Newswire 02.15.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

The WCAB en banc has issued a decision in IN RE: DANIEL ESCAMILLA, Misc. No. 254

Opinion and Orders Suspending Daniel Escamilla’s Privilege to Appear Before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (En Banc)


Report: Tracking System Needed to Fight Fake Drugs

The Institute of Medicine says phony or substandard drugs are an increasing international threat, and one that is affecting the U.S. as well.

Extensive Corrosion: Report on 2012 Chevron Fire in California

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health released a technical evaluation report on piping samples taken from the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, Calif., where a hydrocarbon release and massive fire occurred on Aug. 6, 2012.

Gibco Motor-Express accused of firing employee who filed work comp claim

A man has filed suit against his former employer, alleging he was fired after he attempted to file for workers’ compensation benefits for injuries he received from carbon monoxide poisoning.


Labor unions move to challenge California pension changes for public workers

Before they sought to persuade voters last year to raise taxes, Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders agreed on sweeping changes in pension law they said would save California government significant money over time.

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