Alabama judge awards $3.5 million in mesothelioma death case involving TVA plant

The family of a Florence, Alabama woman who died in 2013 from the lung disease mesothelioma will receive a $3.5 million award for her pain and suffering and medical expenses. Court records dating back to 2012 show she inhaled secondhand asbestos fibers while laundering her husband’s work clothes for more than two decades. Alabama Media […]

Brooklyn contractor hit with $84,600 fine for death of worker

A Brooklyn, New York contractor was hit with multiple violations and an $84,600 fine in the death of a worker at Brighton Beach job site. The 51-year-old worker fell April 1 while raking freshly poured concrete at the unprotected edge on the sixth floor of a building. New York Daily News

Worker dies during skylight installation in northern Alabama

Authorities said a Tennessee man died Monday night from injuries he sustained after falling through a commercial building in Tuscumbia, Alabama while installing a skylight. Emergency personnel said he fell about 25 feet. Times Daily (Florence, Ala.)

Disposal team to detonate remainder of bomb that killed recycling worker

A disposal team at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base earlier this week were scheduled to blow up the remainder of a bomb that killed a worker at a Tucson recycling plant last month. The 46-year-old employee of Tucson Iron and Metal was killed when he cut into a live MK-82 General Purpose Bomb on Sept. 23. […]

When the healthcare worker becomes the patient

The state of healthcare is a topic of heated discussion among not only lawmakers and presidential candidates, but ordinary Americans. Is ObamaCare working? Should it be repealed? Why are healthcare costs so expensive? Are insurers hiking premiums? Are there enough affordable options available? On top of this barrage of questions, there are a host of […]

Fed-OSHA fines excavating company for March trench collapse

Fed-OSHA fined a Butler County, Pennsylvania excavating company $147,000 for a trench collapse that injured a worker in March. The company was installing a sewer line when the trench collapsed, said Christopher Robinson, director of Fed-OSHA’s Pittsburgh area office. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Fed-OSHA fines Nebraska brick maker in fatal accident

A Nebraska brick manufacturer has been cited for three serious safety violations in wake of an accident in June which killed a 41-year-old worker. Fed-OSHA has proposed that Endicott Clay Products be fined $15,300 for the fatal accident that killed Scott Roker of Fairbury. Nebraska Radio Network

Worker fatally struck by train at Oregon lumber mill

A worker was hit by a train and killed at a Gaston, Oregon lumber mill Tuesday, authorities said. The 46-year-old man died at the scene. Investigators believe he was working in the railyard when he fell off the front of a moving train, which was pushing four empty railcars. KGW (Portland, Ore.)

Fed-OSHA cites Petty Holdings in Walt Disney Speedway death

Fed-OSHA has cited cited Petty Holdings with two workplace-safety violations and proposed $7,000 in fines after a probe into the death of an instructor at the Walt Disney World Speedway. Gary Terry died in April after the Lamborghini in which he was a passenger crashed into the end of a guardrail. The company could have […]