Fifth Circuit resurrects former Tesoro exec’s whistleblower case

Like many whistleblowers, Kevin Wallace paid a heavy price when he went public with what he perceived was a wrongdoing carried out in his place of employment. Wallace, a former vice president of Tesoro Corporation, alleges that he was axed by his employer for reporting suspected fraudulent accounting practices used by the company’s management and […]

Family seeks information in elevator death

he family of a McLean County, Illinois maintenance worker killed in an elevator accident at the Law and Justice Center in May has filed a petition asking for records and permission to test the elevator. The 56-year-old man was found May 26 by co-workers in an elevator shaft in the basement of the county facility. […]

Fed-OSHA fines 2 northwest Ohio companies

Two northwest Ohio businesses are to be fined more than $40,000 each for worker safety violations that in one case resulted in an injured employee and in the other, a similar violation earlier this year, resulted in a worker injury, Fed-OSHA officials said on Monday. Fed-OSHA proposed a penalty of $48,900 for 10 safety and […]

MSHA announces outreach meetings on phase II of respirable coal dust rule

As the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) gears up for implementation of Phase II of its final rule to lower miners’ exposure to respirable coal mine dust in underground and surface coal mines, the agency announced that it will hold a series of stakeholder outreach meetings for the coal mining industry. National Law Review

Fed-OSHA cites Kapco for safety violations

Kapco Inc., a Grafton, Wisconsin based manufacturer, faces $207,600 in penalties stemming from an accident at its Osceola plant in which a worker lost part of her finger a year after a similar accident. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel