Fed-OSHA investigation: International Paper death could have been prevented

Fed-OSHA has cited International Paper for several violations related to a death at the company mill in Ticonderoga, New York in January. Specifically, the agency said a lack of proper safeguards and training contributed to the death, which happened as the 57-year-old worker was removing burned filter bags full of combustible fly ash dust from […]

Trench collapse seriously injures worker, leads to $424K fine for employer

One minute he was working in the 8-foot trench below ground. The next, he was being buried in it. His co-workers came to his rescue, digging him out with their bare hands. Moments after they pulled the injured man to safety, the unprotected trench collapsed again. Fed-OSHA has cited Hassell Construction for 16 safety violations, […]

Fed-OSHA fines trucking firm over driver suspension

Fed-OSHA has ordered Oak Harbor Freight Lines to stop retaliating against truck drivers who refuse to drive when sick or fatigued. The agency has ordered the trucking company to pay $20,000 in punitive damages and $354 to a driver who was suspended without pay after he said he did not feel well enough to drive. […]

One worker dead, another injured in Oklahoma oilfield accident

One person died and another was injured in an accident this week at an oilfield site in northwestern Oklahoma. The accident happened Thursday near Dacoma at a Midstates Petroleum Co. site in Woods County. Fed-OSHA is investigating. KRMG (Tulsa)

Report shows history of health, safety lapses at Arizona animal care center

Inspections of Pima Animal Care Center conducted over several months last year showed numerous health and safety hazards and a general lack of safety protocols. Among 34 program areas, like planning, accident investigation, hazard reporting and emergency preparedness, PACC met standards just 40 percent of the time, according to a series of health and safety […]

Ironworker injured in fall at Logan Airport dies

The Connecticut ironworker who was critically injured at Logan Airport earlier this month when he fell 40 feet onto a piece of precast concrete died Friday, the Boston Globe reported. A 32-ton piece of concrete fell while it was being hoisted by a crane to the third level of the garage construction. WCVB (Boston)