Stories tagged: Department of Labor and Industries
Wed., May 24, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Worker who lost arm in accident tells teens to know their rights, demand safety training
Young workers are twice as likely to be hurt on the job as older adults. Matt Pomerinke, who lost his arm in an industrial accident, travels the state, telling students …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
Burned city workers only witnesses to accident in Waste-to-Energy boiler
Public Works Director Scott Simmons told City Council members this week there’s no recording of what happened in a boiler at the Waste-to-Energy Plant. Two men were critically burned in …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Employee burned in industrial accident at Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy Plant upgraded to serious condition
Craig Law, 39, an employee who was burned in an industrial accident at Spokane’s Waste-to-Energy Plant on Tuesday has been upgraded to serious condition and is breathing on his own …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Laborer wins Supreme Court appeal of worker’s compensation denial
John Kovacs was injured Sept. 29, 2010. He filed a worker’s compensation claim on Sept. 29, 2011. The lower courts had said he missed the one-year deadline, but the Supreme …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Most work-related deaths in Washington caused by falls
Falls are the leading cause of work-related deaths in Washington state.
Thu., March 24, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Justices uphold $502,000 public records fine against state
The Washington Supreme Court has upheld a $502,000 penalty for Public Records Act violations by the state Department of Labor and Industries, in a ruling which affirms that judges can …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Card dealer ordered to repay disability benefits
A man who collected worker’s compensation benefits while working at new jobs has been ordered to repay more than $27,000 after pleading guilty to two counts of theft Monday.
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Zodiac Aerospace’s Newport plant fined $1.3 million for safety violations related to explosion
A Newport, Washington, company has been fined $1.3 million for 17 “willful” safety violations that led to an explosion last summer.
Wed., Oct. 30, 2013
Builder who stole given a new contractor’s license
A Spokane building contractor twice imprisoned for stealing from customers managed to get a new state contractor’s license this summer after his March release. The Washington Department of Labor and …
Wed., Dec. 12, 2012, 1:20 p.m.
Fatal industrial accident at Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE, Wash. — The Grant County sheriff’s office says a worker was killed Tuesday evening in an industrial accident at the Genie Industries plant near Moses Lake.
Wed., Jan. 5, 2011
Bills would save state’s businesses millions
Gov. Chris Gregoire on Tuesday said she will ask Washington lawmakers to approve bills that would save businesses and employees $300 million this year and more than $1 billion over …
Tue., March 9, 2010
Man accused of threatening judge
A Missoula man is accused of threatening to kill a Spokane judge with the state Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals. Brian G. Corntassel, 49, appeared in Superior Court on Monday …
Wed., Sept. 30, 2009, 8:39 a.m.
No increase in Washington minimum wage
Washington’s minimum wage will not increase next year. The Department of Labor and Industries says it will remain at $8.55 an hour because inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price …