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August 2010 Archives

OSHA and BWC Investigate Fatal Bear Mauling in Northern Ohio

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the possible wrongful death of a 24-year-old man who was killed while feeding a black bear at an exotic animal farm. On August 19, Brent Kandra was mauled by the bear at a compound owned by Sam Mazzola and known as Wildlife Adventures of Ohio. He was transported by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland but was later pronounced dead.

Factory Worker Seriously Injured in Workplace Explosion

Employees working in industrial or construction settings are especially susceptible to serious workplace injuries. These environments often have extremely large and complicated machines that can cause catastrophic injuries when they malfunction or when proper safety procedures or maintenance procedures are not followed.

Employee Engaging in Horseplay Might Still Recover Benefits

An interesting Ohio Court of Appeals decision from earlier this year addressed the issue of horseplay at work and whether the resulting injuries are compensable by workers' compensation. While horseplay generally may constitute a bar on receiving workers' compensation, the Court of Appeals in Kelley v. Ryan and Coca-Cola Enterprises, found that the employee was still entitled to benefits.

Ohio Employee Fired for Conduct can still Receive Disability Benefits

In State of Ohio ex rel. State University Cancer Research Hospital vs. Industrial Commission of Ohio, an Ohio appeals court ruled that a worker could continue to receive workers compensation benefits, even though he had recently fired following sexual harassment accusations.

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At the Philip J. Fulton Law Office, a team of experienced workers' compensation lawyers, led by attorney Philip J. Fulton, serves the injured and the disabled throughout Ohio. Along with a dedicated staff of legal assistants and staff, the firm's attorneys diligently work to help those who have been injured in work-related accidents, as well as those who have lost a loved one due to a work-related fatality.

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