DIGGING DEEPER: Holcomb signs act prompted by ‘Dying on the Job’ series

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.

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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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