San Jose: Auto-shop managers face fraud charges after disavowing worker who lost fingers

The managers of a San Jose auto shop have been charged with fraud after they allegedly tried to dodge paying workers’ compensation benefits by disavowing an employee who lost three of his fingers in a workplace accident, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Narindelpal Singh and Sarbjeet Takhar, both 43, stand accused […]

Seattle tunnel project injuries result in about $700,000 in workers’ comp claims

Records show injuries suffered by workers on Seattle’s downtown tunnel project last year resulted in about $700,000 in workers’ compensation claims. The contractor was cited and fined twice in 2015 for safety violations. A review of worker safety records by The Associated Press shows workers sustained injuries like an amputated foot, a fractured hand and […]