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Florida Workplace Deaths Rise as National Average Falls

While the national average of workplace-related deaths have declined recently, Florida's workplace fatalities have risen, leading to new concerns about employee safety. Over the most recent reporting period, Florida's rate of employee fatalities increased from 2.7 to 3.1 out of every 1,000 workers.  During that same time, the national average fell from 3.43 to 3.38

Woman Dies; Man Severely Injured After Two Separate Incidents at Fort Lauderdale Port

A woman recently died after she was run over by a truck transporting a cargo container in Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades. The deceased woman was apparently driving a golf cart through one of the shipping container yards inside the port when she collided with a “mule truck,” which is a vehicle similar to a tractor-trailer,

Florida Supreme Court Denies Workers Comp Challenge

The Florida Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit that called into question the constitutionality of the state’s workers’-compensation insurance system. Justices declined to hear a Miami-Dade County case that endangered the longstanding concept that disputes involving workers injured on the job should be handled through the workers-compensation system as opposed to civil lawsuits. The high