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Workers' Comp Overhaul Hailed by Oklahoma GOP Leaders
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A plan to phase out Oklahoma's Workers' Compensation Court and switch to an administrative system has been endorsed by all of the state's major political players and is being praised by state business leaders as a way to drive down insurance costs.
But attorneys who represent injured workers say those hurt on the job are the ones who will suffer under the major changes being considered by the Oklahoma Legislature.
Oklahoma's workers' compensation system has been a priority for the Republican-controlled Legislature because they contend businesses in the state are being forced to pay higher workers' compensation insurance premiums than nearly every other state. Oklahoma and Tennessee are the only states with a court system for handling workers' compensation cases.
The bill was passed last week by a Senate committee.
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Posted: Sunday, February 24 2013, 04:43 PM CST
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Official: 2nd person killed by Oklahoma tornado
May 20, 2013 15:50 GMT
By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma's state medical examiner's office says a second person was killed by a tornado that leveled a central Oklahoma mobile home park.
Office spokeswoman Amy Elliott on Monday identified the two people who are confirmed to have been killed during Sunday's storms as 79-year-old Glen Irish and 76-year-old Billy Hutchinson. Both men were from Shawnee.
One of several tornadoes that touched down in parts of the nation's midsection on Sunday leveled the Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park near Shawnee.
It wasn't immediately clear if both victims lived at the mobile home park.
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