Employee killed in accident at Bangor Raceway

An accident involving a starting gate vehicle has claimed the life of a Bangor Raceway employee, a spokesman for Hollywood Casino Hotel and Raceway said Wednesday. WGME (Portland, Maine)

Massachusetts subcontractor had been penalized in the past for safety violations

A Norfolk, Massachusetts subcontractor that employed the Pawtucket man who fell 40 feet to his death at a construction site last week has been penalized three times in the past five years for violations of federal safety standards. Two of the cases were fall hazard-related, while a third related to welding and cutting equipment. Sun […]

Fed-OSHA cites Texas company in deaths of 3 family members

Fed-OSHA cited an Odessa service company Tuesday for violations that led to the deaths of three family members in an Upton County oil rig fire in March. The workers were killed as they worked to install a blowout preventer, which seals, controls and monitors a rig. Fed-OSHA has proposed fines totaling $50,400 for one repeated […]

Reser’s fined $71,700 for 13 violations related to March ammonia leak at Topeka plant

Fed-OSHA fined Reser’s Fine Foods $71,700 for 13 violations related to an ammonia leak at the Topeka plant in March. Fed-OSHA received a complaint about at an ammonia leak from the refrigeration equipment at the Topeka plant on March 3, according to a news release. Investigators found 8 pounds of ammonia had escaped through a […]

Fed-OSHA releases new details about electrical accident

Fed-OSHA is revealing more details about an electrical accident that seriously injured an appliance store worker in St. Joseph, Missouri. Fed-OSHA said on Thursday that the 43-year-old service technician suffered life-threatening injuries. KQTV (St. Joseph, Mo.)

Arkansas: Severe injuries prompt job look

The Arkansas Department of Labor and the Fed-OSHA Little Rock Area Office are holding a series of conferences to address workplace amputations in some of the state’s largest industries. Clark Thomas, safety administrator for the Arkansas Department of Labor, said that more than 40 amputations, which are some of the most debilitating workplace injuries, have […]

Autopsy set for Wisconsin man killed in fall

A preliminary autopsy for a 20-year-old Oshkosh man who died after a five-story fall from a senior and assisted living facility will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 10, authorities have confirmed. The Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisc.)