October 2017


Police Kill Gunman Who Opened Fire on Co-workers at Safety Meeting

Following a huge manhunt, police shot and killed a 47-year-old California man who had earlier opened fire on his co-workers at a company safety meeting, killing three and inj


Random Testing OK for Oil Sands Site with Rampant Drug Issues

An energy company unilaterally imposed a policy mandating not just drug and alcohol testing but random testing for safety-sensitive workers at oil sands sites. The arbitrat

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School Bus Manufacturer Agrees to Pay Employee $176,000 Plus

The US Department of Labor has reached an agreement with Blue Bird Corp., a Georgia-based school bus manufacturer, to pay more than $176,000 in back wages and interest to an

Unpaid Intern Can’t Sue for Wrongful Dismissal & Can’t Prove Mental Distress

A college fired a 54-year-old unpaid intern after a female student accused him of sexually accosting her in an elevator. The intern denied the charge and sued the college for

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Worker’s Death Brings Rollercoaster Safety Improvements

Following the death of a Walt Disney World rollercoaster ride attendant in November 2007, Disney has announced it is making safety improvements. Karen Price, 63, died afte


Company Fined $77,500 for Separate Amputation Incidents

A worker’s right index finger was amputated while resting a steel tube on the clamping device of a machine used to bore out the centre of tubes to pre-set specifications. T

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