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Too many employers retaliate against workers for bringing claims

The Kansas City Business Journal noted that reported injuries had declined over the last 10 years. However, there were concerns that this may not be entirely due to a decline in workplace accidents. Instead, it is possible that employees simply were not reporting these accidents out of fear of retaliation by their employers.

Kansas City municipal worker killed in a workplace accident

A Kansas City water department worker died suddenly on July 22nd due to a workplace accident. Apparently a temporary plug gave way at the sewer line in which the man was working and the manhole where he was located then filled up with raw sewage.

Missouri legislation promises some relief for disabled workers

There are 1,381 Missouri disabled workers on a waiting list to receive benefits for workplace illnesses or injuries for claims that are more than a year-and-a-half old. An additional 30,991 claims still need to be processed and resolved as well. It was in response to this situation that Missouri's Governor Nixon placed his signature upon legislation that would increase charges to businesses in order that this fund could again become solvent.

Worker severely burned from electrical line contact in Missouri

A worker in Kansas City, Missouri was badly injured in a work-related accident back on July 3rd. The worker apparently made contact with an energized wire resulting in him suffering severe burns. The worker was listed as being in critical condition as a result of the accident.

Worker killed in construction accident on Missouri River

An accident occurred that took the life of a worker on a bridge that spans the Missouri River. The construction accident came about apparently as the result of a worker being struck by a 55 gallon drum. The accident at least halted work on the bridge for one or two days.

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