As both we and other Arizonans involved in the workers' compensation know, a lot of times a work accident can leave an employee and family feeling bitter and hopeless; however, one man employed by a local government instead chose a different emotional path. Perhaps because of this and the support of his family, he returned to his old job supervising others and handling equipment at a sanitation department months ahead of schedule. He lost a part of his leg in the accident, and he now uses an artificial prosthesis to get around at his job.
US Airways, a commercial airline based in Tempe, must pay $21,000 in fines that OSHA imposed following an investigation of an employee's death. The accident took place in an area of the airport that the public does not ordinary see: a system of conveyors and machinery that get passengers' luggage from one place to another.