- Staff member shot at outside high school in Pueblo Updated: May-04-16 9:41 pm
PUEBLO, Colorado - Authorities say a staff member at a high school in Pueblo suffered minor injuries after being shot at in a back parking lot around the time school was being let out, and a van thought to have been involved was found later with a body inside.
- Backhoe hit by train west of Welsh, driver injured Updated: May-03-16 8:59 am
WELSH, Louisiana - State police say a Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury employee received minor injuries when an Amtrak train struck the backhoe he was driving, just west of Welsh.
- St. George man allegedly defrauded group that helps disabled Updated: Apr-30-16 6:10 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - A human resource officer is accused of defrauding a St. George company that provides group home services to people with autism and other disabilities.
- $1.53 an hour for lawyer fees? Not in Florida, court says Updated: Apr-28-16 4:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court struck down a law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases on Thursday, saying the $1.53 hourly rate a lawyer was paid to help an injured worker was "absurdly low."
- Nebraska court lets transportation company expand in Lincoln Updated: Apr-28-16 2:37 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A transportation company that serves people with disabilities can expand its operations in Lincoln despite objections raised by taxi services, the Nebraska Supreme Court said Thursday.
- NY inspector general accuses prison guard of benefits fraud Updated: Apr-28-16 5:47 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's inspector general says a state prison guard has been charged with fraud and grand larceny, accused of stealing more than $38,000 in sick leave and workers' compensation benefits by falsifying medical records.
- Ford, UAW renew relationship with state job safety agency Updated: Apr-26-16 9:02 pm
DEARBORN, Michigan - Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers say they have renewed a relationship with a state workplace safety agency that's helped cut on-the-job injuries and absences.
- US ends Honda probe for failing to report deaths, injuries Updated: Apr-25-16 2:53 pm
DETROIT - The U.S. government has closed an investigation into Honda's failure to report deaths and injuries, saying that the company has met all of its obligations.
- Md. flags at half-staff in honor of soldier who died in Asia Updated: Apr-25-16 6:13 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Flags in Maryland are flying at half-staff in honor of an Air Force soldier from Maryland who died of injuries he sustained while serving in Asia.
- Vermont police faulted in trooper's heat death at gun range Updated: Apr-22-16 3:07 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont workplace safety officials say state police lacked the medical supplies needed to treat a trooper who died of heat-related injuries at a firing range.
- OSHA fines hospital $55,000 over safety violations Updated: Apr-15-16 3:38 am
CAMDEN, New Jersey - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a southern New Jersey hospital $55,000 for allowing employees to be exposed to needle-stick injuries and bloodborne pathogen hazards.
- Stricter offshore drilling rules issued, upsetting industry Updated: Apr-14-16 4:25 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Obama administration issued new rules Thursday to make offshore oil and natural gas drilling equipment safer and to reduce risks in digging wells, but the oil industry and its supporters in Congress say they are costly and questioned their need.
- Neenah Paper settles disability discrimination claim Updated: Apr-13-16 8:13 am
NEENAH, Wisconsin - Neenah Paper will pay $33,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of an employee who has a seizure disorder.
- Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down workers' comp rule Updated: Apr-12-16 8:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down part of the state's workers' compensation law, saying the provisions deprived workers of their due process rights and created a subclass of workers.
- Transit systems eye Uber, Lyft for savings on the disabled Updated: Apr-10-16 10:26 am
BOSTON - Several U.S. transit systems looking to defray costs of providing services for the disabled are weighing partnerships with Uber and Lyft, unsettling some advocates who note that ride-hailing services have themselves faced criticism over accessibility.
- Nominations sought for 2016 Governor's Awards Updated: Apr-10-16 9:30 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The South Dakota Department of Human Services is accepting nominations for the 2016 Governor's Awards.
- Inquiry set after hospital construction collapse injures 9 Updated: Apr-09-16 12:02 pm
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Federal officials are investigating a construction site collapse at a hospital that left nine workers with minor injuries.
- Amount of opioids prescribed to injured Ohio workers falls Updated: Apr-09-16 11:25 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The amount of opioids prescribed to injured Ohio workers has fallen significantly since the state's insurance fund for injured workers created a pharmacy management program amid concerns about painkiller usage.
- New Ohio school barricade rules concern disability group Updated: Apr-08-16 1:48 pm
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio - The Ohio building standards board on Friday gave final approval to rules allowing schools to deploy barricade devices in the event of an active shooter, but a disability rights group said they are not consistent with federal law ensuring equal access.
- OSHA probes man's death at Missouri sheltered workshop Updated: Apr-08-16 1:02 pm
FULTON, Missouri - Federal workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a 42-year-old worker who became pinned between a truck and a forklift at a Fulton, Missouri, workshop for people with disabilities.
- Dayton urges psychiatric hospital fixes amid staff injuries Updated: Apr-06-16 3:31 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Standing beside nurses who recounted the surge in workplace injuries at the hands of violent patients at the state-run psychiatric hospitals, Gov. Mark Dayton urged legislators Wednesday to pay for critical upgrades and staffing increases.