Pacific Business News - Thursday 9/23/2005 Recent news of the 18.2% drop in WC claims costs in the last reporting period 2003 (reported on Thursday 9/23/2005 by the Pacific Business News) - totally contradicts the entire gutting of WC system that the Lingle administration, the DCD and Nelson Bifitel have tried to railroad through our state. It shows that this poorly conceived so-called "Work Comp Reform" was not needed to keep the system viable and was actually a political payoff thrown to big business and insurance companies (at the expense of the average working person in the state of Hawaii) in return for their political support.
Moving a flagpole near live electrical wires can be very dangerous. A Grayson County, Texas jury has awarded more than $15.6 million to the families of 3 victims of an accident that occurred while they were moving a flagpole in May 2017. The electrocution killed 1 and injured 2. The property manager of the apartment complex where the flagpole was located was found to be negligent for placing the flag pole too close to overhead power lines. See, An award of $15.6 million for 3 victims of electrocution.
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