The latest issue of our weekly Workplace Safety and Health newsletter is available for viewing and contains the following articles:
Operator and Contractor not Liable for Arsonist’s Action, Judge Rules. Neither a mine operator nor its contractor was liable for a fire that had been set intentionally deep inside an Idaho underground silver mine, a judge has ruled.
Appeals Panel Upholds ALJ’s Ruling that Worker was an Employee. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has rejected a roofing contractor’s claim it should not have been cited by OSHA because the alleged offenses were performed by an independent contractor. Absolute Roofing & Construction, Inc. v. Secretary of Labor, No. 13-4364 (6th Cir. Sept. 9, 2014). The Sixth Circuit has jurisdiction over Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.
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