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VIAW Newswire 02.05.14

Posted on 06 February 2014 by admin

Mining firm sentenced in workers’ comp scheme

Leads continue to develop out of an investigation into a multimillion-dollar scheme aimed at lowering workers’ compensation premiums for contract firms that provided workers to some of the state’s largest coal producers, an assistant U.S. Attorney said Tuesday.


Firefighters could get workers’ comp for cancers

A new proposal could make it easier for firefighters who develop cancer from their work to receive benefits. Those firefighters would be eligible to receive workers’ compensation if they develop an illness they believe could be tied to breathing in carcinogens and other hazards of the job.


New Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission opens

Oklahoma’s new Workers’ Compensation Commission has opened for business. Offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa were prepared to receive workers’ compensation claims beginning Monday.


Missouri Plumbing Company Worker Fatally Injured in Trench Collapse

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Larry Strate Plumbing & Heating after a foreman was fatally injured Oct. 24, 2013, while working in an excavated trench in Lee’s Summit.

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