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In brief: Labor Department wants all workplace injuries reported electronically

WASHINGTON – The Labor Department wants companies to begin filing all workplace injury and illness reports electronically so they are available for anyone in the public to see.

The department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will announce the plan today as part of a proposed rule that would dramatically change the way companies file safety records, according to a person familiar with the proposal.

In a description of the rule, OSHA said a new electronic reporting system would help the government, workers, researchers and the public more effectively prevent workplace accidents and illnesses.

The plan would apply only to companies with more than 250 employees.

Husband shocks wife after bet, police say

CHICAGO – The Chicago-Green Bay pro football rivalry intensified for one couple after a Chicago-area Bears fan won a bet with his Packers fan wife at a bar in Wisconsin, police said.

John M. Grant, 42, of the suburb of Tinley Park, Ill., and his wife watched the Bears beat the Packers Monday night at Sidelines Tap in Mayville, Wis., according to police.

Grant told police he and his wife made a bet that he could use a Taser on her if the Bears won.

The two were in the alley smoking a cigarette at one point when Grant used the Taser “two times on her buttocks,” according to a criminal complaint filed in Dodge County, Wis.

Grant’s wife then called police. Grant was charged with felony possession of an electronic weapon.



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