News Digest 6-11-2021


Flash: Take Three on COVID Revisions

Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted to rescind just-approved changes to the controversial emergency covid standard. Now there will be newer new health guidelines. What’s in them? What happens next to California employers? Click here and find out. Workers’ Comp Executive


Fatal construction accidents on the rise

Here’s what you need to know about fatal injuries in construction, which are at their highest levels since before 2011. Many researchers believe the estimates undercount the true number of fatalities. Woodworking Network


Wisconsin justices limit tort claims related to conduct following worker’s comp injury

The Wisconsin Supreme Court last month limited the tort claims an employee may bring based on alleged conduct that occurred between injuries covered under the state’s workers’ compensation law, writes Jesse Dill of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. The opinion may support employer arguments to limit employment-related litigation claims brought by employees because of the workers’ comp exclusive remedy. JD Supra


New York bill would expand covered medical conditions for firemen

The New York Senate this week passed a bill that would add vascular rupture to the list of fireman injuries covered by workers’ compensation insurance. The legislation was inspired by the death of a fireman last September whose workers’ compensation claim was denied by the county’s insurer on grounds it was a pre-existing condition. Post Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.)


Bus driver denied workers’ comp after attack on lunch break

Three months after a New York City bus driver was praised by his employer for saving an elderly couple from a mugging during his lunch break, he reportedly has not received workers’ compensation for the injury he sustained in the incident. NBC New York