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Majority Of OHSA Fines In $100,000 To $150,000 Range In Fatality Cases, Court Notes

In sentencing an employer to a $115,000.00 fine in the case of a tragic workplace death, an Ontario Justice of the Peace has discussed the range of fines against employers convicted of charges under the Occupational Health...more

Criminal Prosecutor Appeals $200,000 fine in Metron Construction Quadruple Fatality Case

The Toronto Star is reporting that Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General has appealed a judge’s decision that imposed a $200,000 fine against Metron Construction in the 2009 scaffold collapse in which four workers...more

Tarion Overhaul of Major Structural Defect Procedures

Tarion has introduced significant changes to the major structural defect claims process. These changes will affect all condominium projects where the first arm’s length agreement of purchase and sale was signed after July 1,...more

Engineer, Architect Not Guilty of OHSA Charges in Wall Collapse: Limitation Period Bars Charges

An engineer and architect were not guilty of Occupational Health and Safety Act charges where the wall collapsed more than one year after their work was completed. The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act states that...more

11TH Circuit Upholds $1.7 Million Jury Verdict Against Carpenters Union for Illegal Secondary Boycott Campaign Against Non-Union...

The Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council mounted a campaign against Fidelity Interior in Atlanta, GA. The union sent letters to owners and general contractors warning them of adverse consequences if they used Fidelity, a...more

Engineer: Immune or not in Sewer collapse? (Part 2) (law note)

When last we left off, the causes of the Spokane wastewater treatment disaster were revealed to be a combination of three things: 1) a blocked overflow pipe; 2) a malfunctioning monitoring system inside the digester; and 3) a...more

National Cathedral Crane Collapse Spotlights Construction Site Danger, says New York Construction Accident Lawyer

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on a crane accident which occurred a short time before 9-11 events to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The crane accident...more

Weekly Law Resume - April 14, 2011: Torts - Independent Contractor Cannot Use Cal-OSHA Regulations To Establish Negligence Per Se

Kurt Iversen v. California Village Homeowners Association Court of Appeal, Second District (March 23, 2011) Under the negligence per se rule, a presumption of negligence arises from a defendant's violation of a statute...more

OSHA cites Dothan contractor for deadly September trench collapse

In September of last year, two men were installing a sewer pipe at an excavation site in Enterprise, which is in southeast Alabama. The soil was saturated with water, and there no safe means of exit when the wet, heavy soil...more

OSHA Holds 'Stand-Down' to Prevent Georgia Construction Accidents

In an effort to reduce construction accidents, OSHA's Southeast Region partnered with local contractors and federal, state and local agencies across Georgia to hold an early-morning, one-hour safety "stand-down" on November...more

OSHA Fines Phenix Lumber $439,400 After Injury & Wrongful Death

In March of this year, OSHA inspectors were following up on whether violations they had found earlier at Phenix Lumber Company had been fixed -- violations they had already cited but hadn't been fixed at the time of an...more

OSHA Says Criminal Penalties Could Prevent Construction Accidents

Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels believes that adding criminal penalties to OSHA's arsenal could prevent construction accidents and other workplace injuries and deaths. He also says that OSHA needs and welcomes...more

Lead Poisoning Still a Reality for Children Today

Since lead paint was banned in 1978, the number of children with elevated lead levels has decreased so much that at one point, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was confident that this environmental hazard would...more

British Management (Europe) LPO Article

Steria's LPO Article, looking at leveraging its BPO capability in vertical market....more

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