The parents of a young woman who died at a Fort Wayne plastics plant in early 2018 stood beside the governor on Monday, celebrating the enactment this spring of workplace safety reforms prompted by her death.
Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday signed into law a measure that will increase the maximum penalties on businesses whose disregard of safety precautions results in the death of a worker.
A bill that grew out of an ABC21 Digging Deeper investigation into workplace safety passed through the Indiana legislative process Wednesday morning.
A bill that grew out of an ABC21 Digging Deeper investigation into workplace safety passed the Indiana Senate unanimously Tuesday afternoon and is expected to land on the governor’s desk in the near future.
ABC21 reviewed every safety order issued by IOSHA from May through October 2018. During that six-month span, the state filed complaints against 57 companies for “serious” or “repeat” violations.
We found that the initial penalty was reduced in dozens of cases.
ABC21 Digging Deeper investigative reporter Alexis Shear and news director Jonathan Shelley discussed Part 1 of the station’s “Dying on the Job” investigation on the Pat Miller Program on WOWO Radio.
By a vote of 8-2, a bill that would update state law regarding certain workplace deaths passed out of a State Senate committee on Wednesday.
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.
HB 1341, which would change how companies are penalized for workplace deaths involving substantial employer misconduct, passed out of a legislative committee on Tuesday and advances to the full Indiana House.
A bill that would increase the penalties assessed to companies that violate safety guidelines, resulting in death, will get a committee hearing next Tuesday. Whether it gets the vote it needs to advance is still uncertain.
In an Indiana House Labor Committee meeting Tuesday morning, State Rep. Martin Carbaugh suggested an amendment to a worker’s compensation bill (HB 1182). The amendment would raise the funeral payout should a worker die on the job.
A state lawmaker on Monday afternoon filed legislation to revise Indiana’s workers’ compensation system and penalties for workplace safety violations for the first time in three decades. The legislation addresses key concerns raised by a recent ABC21 “Digging Deeper” series of reports.
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.
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.
When Shacarra Hogue was killed inside a machine at Fort Wayne Plastics in January 2018, it was a tragedy, but it was hardly an isolated case involving safety violations that led to a workplace death.
Holcomb: Indiana has ‘good track record’ on workers’ comp, but ABC21 report shows exceptions possible
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says an ABC21 Digging Deeper report on workplace safety and state workers’ compensation rules is reason to “stop and think” about what some Hoosier families go through.