- Jun 16, 2021
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The way the officials were talking about upping the fines says the most.proving that the slackness in safety protocols or budgets was the actual cause of the accident could be difficult to prove. Yet failure to be up to date on reports is an OSHA violation that they will fine you for, even if there isn't an accident.
A fairly high standard has to be met to allow the families of the injured workers to sue- Workmens Compensation laws provide "no fault" coverage to injured workers but make the standards higher for lawsuits.
Depending on the exact facts, its impossible to say if they'll get anything past workmens comp.
That the company knew that they were in violation and didn't care...they paid the fines without fixing anything and kept on operating.
That then allows the families a clear path past any contractual or statutory barrier...