Worker dies after falling through roof at Longmont mall under construction

A construction worker fell through the roof of a mall under construction and died Monday morning, according to Longmont, Colorado police. Two workers from Ramos Roofing were on the roof about 6 a.m. at the Village at the Peaks when one of them, a 39-year-old man from Aurora, fell through a hole that had been […]

Report confirms cause of speedway instructor’s death

A report has been released by the Florida Highway Patrol about their findings in the fatal April accident at the Exotic Driving Experience, an attraction that utilized the Walt Disney World Speedway. Space Coast Daily

Pennsylvania warehouse worker dies after being impaled by steel bars

A 40-year-old man died Sunday night after he was impaled by a bundle of steel in an industrial accident in Harrisburg, fire officials said Monday. The worker was operating a forklift machine and removing bundles of steel from 24-foot shelving in the warehouse. The worker had removed one bundle, and in the process, inadvertently dislodged […]

Judge reproaches Fed-OSHA for ‘affirmative misconduct’ over enforcement action

Vacating citations against a Texas company, an administrative judge has lambasted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for having “fallen short of any standard of decency, honor, or reliability” by citing the company for alleged violations occurring during a period in which OSHA had agreed in a written settlement the company could establish a program […]

Safety orientation is focus as Albuquerque hospital worksite reopens

Contractor McCarthy Building Companies announced that work resumed Monday in areas of the Albuquerque Presbyterian Rust Medical Center tower not affected by the scaffolding collapse last week. One person died and seven others were injured when a six-story scaffolding collapsed in an interior courtyard of the under-construction tower on August 18. Albuquerque Journal

Feds fine Braintree gas company for Marshfield explosion

Two months after a gas tank explosion that seriously injured two people in Marshfield, Massachusetts, Fed-OSHA investigators have ruled that a Braintree-based gas company committed serious violations that led to the explosion. The explosion happened on May 26 when an employee was refilling a 100-pound propane tank that ruptured. WickedLocal Marshfield

Fed-OSHA advisers lean toward Newport News shipyard in beryllium debate

Federal regulators are considering stricter limits for exposure to toxic beryllium at places such as Newport News Shipbuilding, and one group offering advice is the regulators’ own safety/health committee. That committee considered the question last year. In August, Fed-OSHA formally proposed changing the exposure limit from 2 micrograms over eight hours to 0.2 micrograms, a […]

Feds: Florida farmworker died due to violations

A Florida farmworker who was killed in an accident while picking chilis may not have died if his employer had followed work safety regulations, according to Fed-OSHA. Naples Daily News [may require registration]