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December 27, 2013

 

DC Circuit Protects Workers Right to Sue

In a unanimous 3-0 decision, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld OSHA’s issuance of an interpretation that the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard does not preempt common law failure to warn claims. Steven H. Wodka, Attorney-At-Law, represented United Steel Workers Local Union 4-277 as intervenors on the side of OSHA. To read the full decision, press here.

 

 

December 16, 2013

 

Goodyear Bladder Cancer Epidemic

Reporter Jim Morris of the Center for Public Integrity has filed a major investigative article on the bladder cancer epidemic at the Goodyear plant in Niagara Falls and its causes. Morris wrote, "In a yet-to-be published study, federal health investigators have confirmed 50 cases of bladder cancer among plant employees through 2007, nearly three times the number that would have been expected in the general population of New York State. The unofficial tally to date, compiled by a lawyer for some of the cancer victims, is 58 cases."  To read the full article, press here.