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Spokane County fined by state over injury to volunteer who was directing traffic

Spokane County is appealing a $2,100 fine after a volunteer was hit by a vehicle while directing traffic for a fallen sheriff’s deputy memorial in August.


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 …


Snohomish County Public Utility District pays fines for worker’s fatal fall

Fines totaling $6,000 have been paid in a worker’s fatal fall from a Snohomish County Public Utility District warehouse.


Three workers not exposed to internal radiation at DOE site, contractor says

A cleanup contractor says three Idaho workers involved in a radiological incident at a U.S. Department of Energy site earlier this year did not receive internal exposure.


Pacific Steel fined in connection with chlorine gas leak that killed a worker

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has fined Pacific Steel and Recycling $6,600 in connection with two workplace safety violations found after an investigation into a chlorine gas release …


Zorba Paster: The risks of sitting

A trainer’s comments about sitting being ‘the new smoking’ are proving to be spot on.


Fla. caseworker stabbed to death during home visit

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — An inexperienced health care caseworker who visited a client at his home knew there was something that made her “very uncomfortable” about the 53-year-old man, …


Mining deaths second-lowest in a century

The number of U.S. mining deaths last year was the second-lowest reported since statistics were first recorded in 1910, the U.S. Department of Labor says.


Spokane case to test state’s termination law

Do Washington laws protect a worker from retaliation if he reports seeing a supervisor under the influence of alcohol or driving while intoxicated? The state Supreme Court will focus on …