AT&T Not Liable for Telecommute Workers Comp Death Benefits

Court Releases AT&T From Paying Workers Comp Death Benefits for Telecommute Worker’s Family On Wednesday, July 30th, the Supreme Court of New Jersey freed AT&T from paying a workers comp death benefits claim to the family of a telecommuting worker who died from a blood clot while working for 10 hours straight. Cathleen Renner died in September 2007 from a pulmonary thromboembolism after sitting at her desk working for 10 hours straight. James P. Renner, Cathleen’s husband and now widower, filed a workers comp death benefits claim … [Read more...]

Liberty Denim Fined After Worker’s Death

A Liberty, SC company will have to pay more than $3,200 in fines after a worker died at the plant in August. Lewis Smith, 41, died at Liberty Denim in August. A supervisor discovered Smith was caught between the rollers of a Sanforizer machine after he fell into the machine and died in the textile plant. The Pickens County coroner rules the man died of positional asphyxia. State investigators said that the supervisor and Smith had a conversation about problems with the quality of the fabric. The supervisor left and came back about 15 … [Read more...]