Former Postal Worker Admits to Fraud

Former postal carrier technician faces five years imprisonment

  • A former U.S. Postal Service carrier technician admitted to federal charges of making false statements to continue receiving worker’s compensation benefits while he was also working to service electric scooters in downtown St. Louis.
  • Torre C. Dilworth, 52, of Belleville, Illinois, pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statements to obtain federal employees’ compensation.
  • For the charges, the maximum penalties are up to five years imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine per count.
  • Dilworth was injured on the job while working as a carrier technician for the U.S. Postal Service in November 2014. As a result of his injury, he received worker’s comp benefits under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act.
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Sheriff’s sergeant resigns following workers’ comp claim

  • A sheriff’s sergeant in Fort Pierce, Florida, resigned after a worker’s comp claim showed his blood alcohol content was over the legal limit when he crashed his law enforcement vehicle on the job.
  • Sgt. James Foster Jr. was driving his SUV and experienced a medical episode, crashing on Kanner Highway and Southwest 96th Street on Feb. 23.
  • Foster said he was unsure of what happened because he lost consciousness and blacked out.
  • A medical blood draw was taken and his blood alcohol content was 0.133, well over the legal limit is 0.08.
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New deal for Mexican nationals

  • The state Department of Labor and Licensing renewed an agreement with the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • The sides will work together to provide Mexican nationals and others with information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to promote workers’ rights in protecting their occupational safety and health.
  • Under their agreement, the state and federal agencies and the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock also aim to work together to help these people understand United States law on the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • Officials representing the state Department of Labor and Licensing, the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, and OSHA signed the renewal of the agreement.
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New Mexico Environmental proposes fines for asbestos

  • The New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau cited the City of Albuquerque and Consolidated Builders of NM, LLC for workplace safety issues related to asbestos exposures at the Women’s Shelter within the Gateway Center.
  • The OHSB investigation concluded that the City of Albuquerque and Consolidated Builders violated the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • The city demonstrated indifference to the safety and health of employees and exposed employees to asbestos between April 11, 2022, and March 9, 2023.
  • The city was issued a $761,112 fine for five Willful-Serious citations and two Serious citations. Consolidated Builders was issued a $331,475 fine for eight willful serious citations and one Serious citation.
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