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April 2013 Archives

Southern California Edison utility worker dies in explosion in Menifee

On Thursday, a 38-year-old utility worker employed on a project in Menifee died as a result of an accident at work. The incident reportedly involved underground equipment, upon which routine maintenance was being performed. According to sources, the project was in an underground vault, which powers a nearby desalination plant. The underground vault is apparently feed by 12,000 volt transmission lines.

City Controller points out problem of overpayment of disabled workers

Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel said this Wednesday that the city pays more for workers on disability and has the worse tracking of overpayments to workers than most other government agencies in California.

Pennsylvania Judge weighs whether NFL head injuries are workplace safety issue

Our readers may have heard of the hubbub in the NFL over concussions, head injuries, and litigation. Right now, about 4,200 former NFL players have filed suits against the league, claiming that it ignored evidence linking head injuries to brain damage and other health problems-such as depression, dementia, and Alzheimer's-down the road

Study looks at potential effects of changes to California's workers compensation law

According to a new study released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, new regulatory changes passed in California are expected to affect both the prices and the utilization of medical care for injured workers by most types of providers. The study was intended to provide a baseline for monitoring the effect of the 2012 reforms in California resulting from SB 863.

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