OARS West faces up to $38,672 in fines in death of Timothy Conant.
Public investigations of job fatalities help identify hazards and protect workers. The state needs to invest more in those efforts.
OSHA probe focuses on “water knot.” Company agrees to inspect safety gear every year.
Wyoming Workforce Services took nine of its 13 safety inspectors and formed a new state agency, the Workers' Compensation Safety and Risk Unit.
Perhaps 2 percent of workers’ comp claims are fraudulent while employers have short-changed the program by $3.3 million since ‘95.