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Ohio secures five comp fraud-related convictions in March

Ohio secures five comp fraud-related convictions in March

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation secured five fraud-related convictions in March, with restitution orders totaling more than $41,000 and bringing this year’s total to 12, according to a press release. Those convicted included a remodeling contractor who had taken on contracts remodeling bathrooms and other jobs while collecting workers …

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Lance Armstrong settles federal fraud case for $5M

Lance Armstrong settles federal fraud case for $5M

Lance Armstrong/ SHUTTERSTOCK.COM (Reuters) — Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong on Thursday agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs, his attorney and federal officials said. The settlement ends the long-running false claims suit brought …

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Ontario expands firefighter cancer presumption for comp

Ontario expands firefighter cancer presumption for comp

Ontario is extending the presumption for firefighters for entitlement to workers comp benefits to cervical, ovarian and penile cancers. With the expanded presumption, firefighters diagnosed with these three types of cancers will encounter an expedited process for benefits and will not be required to prove a causal link between these …

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Mich. contractor cited for exposing workers to trench cave-ins, other hazards

Mich. contractor cited for exposing workers to trench cave-ins, other hazards

U.S. workplace safety regulators have cited a Michigan excavation contractor for exposing employees to trench cave-ins and other serious hazards while installing water metering pits and lines at a North Dakota municipal project and proposed fines totaling $454,750. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Grand Rapids, Michigan-based excavation contractor Kamphuis …

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Managing general underwriter for crane industry launched

Managing general underwriter for crane industry launched

Specialty Program Group L.L.C. said Thursday it is launching New Heights Insurance Solutions, a managing general underwriter that specializes in providing insurance products for the crane and boom industry. New Heights President Megan Rose joined the specialty brokerage and underwriter holding company as part of the Norman-Spencer Crane acquisition last …

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Nebraska contractor cited for excavation collapse hazards

Nebraska contractor cited for excavation collapse hazards

U.S. workplace safety regulators have cited a Nebraska contractor for failing to protect its workers from excavation collapse hazards and proposed penalties of $46,930. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Premier Underground L.L.C. after agency inspectors observed employees installing water and sewer lines in two unprotected trenches on …

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