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Making Workplaces Safer

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This marks the 27th year the AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s workers. It features state and national information on workplace fatalities, injuries, illnesses, the number and frequency of workplace inspections, penalties, funding, staffing and public employee coverage under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. It also includes information on the state of mine safety and health.

Infancy Does Not Toll Workers’ Compensation Claim

Dependency Action Has Stringent Time Filing Requirements

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Unlike a civil action, Workers’ Compensation claims must be filed within the procedural limitations of the NJ 2-year statute of limitations and are not tolled by infancy.

$3.5 Billion Pittsburg Corning Corporation Asbestos Trust Fund Is Now Operating

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After 16 years of bankruptcy, the $3.5 Billion asbestos trust of Pittsburg Corning Corporation (PPG) opened for the business of paying asbestos victims and their families. PPG announced that the payment plan provided for under the asbestos companies bankruptcy reorganization plan effective April 27, 2016. PPG has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and has been operating under asbestos-related Chapter 11 protection since April 16, 2000.

After 16 years of bankrutcy, the $3.5 Billion asbestos trust of Pittsburg Cornning Corporation (PPG) opened for the business of paying asbestos victims and their famiies. PPG anounce that that the payment plan provided for under the asbestos companies bankruptcy reorganization plan ffective April 27, 2016. 

Lawsuit Filed Alleging Asbestos Exposed Chemical Worker Suffered Fatal Mesothelioma

Hoffman LaRoche

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 A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former chemical operator at Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, New Jersey, was exposed to asbestos fiber and died of mesothelioma. A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former chemical operator at Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, New Jersey was exposed to asbestos fiber and died of mesothelioma. 

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