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April 2016 Archives

OSHA: Employers must record injuries caused by drinking

Pennsylvania employers are required by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to record injuries that their employees sustain on the job. The regulations that are in place governing the recording requirements for employers do contain exemptions for injuries that happen because an employee was self-medicating while at work. OSHA has answered an employer's question about whether the ecompany had to record an injury that happened while an employee was intoxicated. The employer wondered if drinking while on the job that causes an injury accident was exempted when the employee suffered from alcoholism.

2 dead in Amtrak accident

On April 3, two workers were killed when an Amtrak train slammed into a backhoe in Chester, Pennsylvania. The two individuals were identified as a 59-year-old Lincoln University man and a 61-year-old man from Delaware. Authorities stated that the accident was caused by construction equipment that was left on the track where the train was passing through.

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