PETA complains about Packard Plant tiger incident

The animal rights group PETA has risen to the defense of the tiger that got loose on Monday inside the Packard Plant in Detroit. Disturbed by pictures of a man with a weedwhacker near the tiger, PETA is requesting a federal government investigation into the company that it says provided animals for the photo shoot, […]

Worker injured in South Carolina blast released from hospital

The construction worker injured in a pipe explosion Tuesday morning at a University of South Carolina Beaufort’s south campus work site has been released from the hospital. The incident reportedly involved an inflatable pipe plug becoming overpressurized and exploding. Island Packet

Scaffolding collapse at hospital kills New Mexico construction worker

One construction worker died and seven others were injured, three of them critically, when a six-story scaffolding collapsed early Tuesday afternoon at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. A 21-foot-wide section of the scaffolding buckled and collapsed from the sixth, top-most story down, according to the chief operating officer of the Presbyterian […]

Cause sought in deadly hospital scaffold collapse

Investigators are trying to determine what led to the collapse of a six-story scaffold outside a Rio Rancho, New Mexico hospital that killed one construction worker and injured seven others. New Mexico OSHA officials were at the site Wednesday, a day after 21 feet of scaffolding buckled and collapsed from the top down. KOB (Albuquerque)

The one thing every musician needs to hear

Performing at great volume, musicians’ ears are bound to a cruel ratio. As ability and audiences grow, earplug-less musicians are able to hear less and less of their work — like a painter whose vision muddles with each brushstroke. For musicians, soldiers and others exposed to loud sound in the workplace, the damage is known […]

Construction accident kills worker in Park City, Utah

A 39-year-old construction worker was fatally injured when a shard from a pipe struck him in the neck at a site near the base of Canyons Village, the Park City, Utah Fire District said. The worker reportedly was installing pipe in the ground when he sustained a severe cut to his neck while operating a […]

Fed-OSHA cites Middlefield, Ohio roofing business for willful violations

Fed-OSHA has issued four citations to A & W Roofing LLC in Middlefield for alleged willful safety violations, the administration said in an Aug. 18 news brief. The company didn’t require workers to use fall protection, the administration said, opening those individuals up to fall hazards of more than 11 feet. Other alleged violations were […]

Ohio company owner disputes Fed-OSHA’s portrayal of willful violations

The president and owner of Quality Blow Molding Inc. disagrees with how an industrial accident at his Elyria, Ohio, plant has been portrayed, and said he will defend his company against Fed-OSHA. According to the agency, a 21-year-old worker suffered amputations to four fingers on his right hand as a result of a March 2 […]

Supermarket chain settling Fed-OSHA case, paying fine

The Hannaford supermarket chain is settling a dispute with the federal Department of Labor with a promise to institute new worker protection standards at two distribution centers. Fed-OSHA cited Hannaford for failing to keep distribution centers in Schodack Landing, New York, and South Portland, Maine free from hazards that can cause disorders of the muscular […]

Fed-OSHA: Connecticut store blocked emergency exits

A Bridgeport, Connecticut Family Dollar store has been cited by Fed-OSHA after an inspection found that the emergency exit route through the storeroom was completely blocked by carts and boxes of merchandise. Connecticut Post