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OSHA fines farm for death of employee struck by lightning

Employees have a right to a safe workplace whether they are working at a construction site, in an office or elsewhere. This includes at a farm picking vegetables in Florida. Therefore, it was no surprise that Occupational Health and Safety Agency (OSHA) levied a fine of $12,934, which is the maximum, after a 53-year-old mother of five and grandmother of 12 was fatally struck by lightning last May while working in a field as a thunderstorm raged. She had worked for there for 15 years, first as a picker and then keeping count of harvest yields. According to local news reports, two others were injured from the strike as well.

Continue to update your estate plan through the years

Creating an estate plan is an essential step in planning ahead for your long-term goals and wishes. That said, once you've created an initial plan the work is still not complete. Diligent estate planning requires not just one version of your will, power of attorney or other important documents. In reality, these plans will need periodic checkups and revisions over time.

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