Metro North blasted, fined for misclassifying worker injury

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Metro North blasted, fined for misclassifying worker injury

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:56 pm

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Metro North Commuter Rail to pay more than $141,000 to a worker after an investigation concluded that the railroad purposely misclassified the worker’s injury and then denied him a promotion as a result.

Metro North serves commuters in New Jersey, New York and Con­necti­cut.

After the worker was hurt in July 2008, the railroad classified his injury as an off-the-job injury even though it occurred at work.

As a result, the worker had to pay his own medical expenses out-of-pocket instead of being covered by Metro North’s workers compensation insurance.

A month after the worker complained to OSHA about the misclassification, he was denied a promotion because of his injury.

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If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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