Worker injured when roof collapses at Maine house under construction

A worker was injured Monday morning when a roof collapsed and knocked him over the side of a new house under construction in Brunswick, Maine. Three workers had been working on a 32-by-36-foot house and had used a crane to install 18 40-foot trusses. They had four more trusses to install when the collapse occurred, […]

Wife of man killed in Mississippi explosion files wrongful death suit

An east Jackson County, Mississippi man killed in a 2014 explosion at Omega Protein, Inc., in Moss Point did not receive adequate warnings about flammable hydrogen and sulfide gases inside a storage tank he was working on when it blew up, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by the man’s […]

Reno water worker hurt when line fails at treatment plant

A Truckee Meadows Water Authority employee was hurt after a pressurized line failed Monday morning at a water treatment plant in south Reno. It was not immediately clear how he was hurt or what kind of injuries he sustained. Reno Gazette-Journal

5 hurt in 2013 explosions at central Florida plant sue Blue Rhino

Five employees injured at a central Florida propane plant in 2013 are suing its owner, alleging that negligence and unsafe working conditions led to a series of explosions. The lawsuits claim Blue Rhino ignored safety training and concealed the dangers of tasks that released explosive and hazardous fumes. NBC 6 South Florida (Miramar, Fla.)

Malheur National Forest ranger districts cited for $324,500 in safety fines

Fed-OSHA found $324,500 in violations at two ranger districts in Malheur National Forest. But, because the districts are operated by the U.S. Forest Service, the agency can’t impose the fines. Inspectors hand out citations nine out of every 10 visits to Oregon national forests for the last 10 years, according to Fed-OSHA. Oregonian

‘Farewell to the massacre rule’

Wyoming took a big step toward improving job safety when Wyoming OSHA adopted new reporting rules that require employers to inform state safety regulators of any job-related injury that requires the in-patient hospitalization of a worker. Previous requirements dictated reporting an incident only if it resulted in the death of a worker or the hospitalization […]

Landlord counters allegations that San Antonio fed courthouse is in disrepair

In response to claims that San Antonio’s federal courthouse is in grave disrepair, the landlord of the crumbling relic said Thursday that the building isn’t as awful as portrayed. The General Services Administration, which manages federal buildings, held town-hall meetings at the courthouse — a former theater built as part of the 1968 World’s Fair […]