DIGGING DEEPER: Workplace safety bill cruises through full Indiana House

By a unanimous vote of 96-0, HB 1341, the bill to overhaul penalties related to workplace deaths in Indiana, passed through the General Assembly and advanced to the state Senate.

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DIGGING DEEPER: Dying on the Job – ‘I’ve requested a bill’

A state lawmaker will introduce legislation addressing issues raised this month by an ABC21 Digging Deeper investigative series examining workplace safety issues, penalties for serious infractions and limits on what families of those killed on the job can recover.

DIGGING DEEPER: Dying on the Job – Chamber of Commerce weighs in

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Friday condemned shoddy safety practices that contributed to the death of a Fort Wayne plastics plant employee in January and said it will work with a state lawmaker on a “thoughtful, reasonable” effort to prevent future incidents.

DIGGING DEEPER: Dying on the Job

A machine that crushed to death a Fort Wayne woman had been altered and used in a manner deemed unsafe by the manufacturer that had overhauled the device, according to state investigators.

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