Fed-OSHA investigating Atlanta crane collapse

Fed-OSHA has launched an investigation into the Thursday afternoon crane collapse in Atlanta. It happened Thursday afternoon at the construction site of the future CityPlace, a massive Buckhead Apartment project. Atlanta firefighters rescued six stranded workers after a large crane broke in half. WXIA (Atlanta)

‘I didn’t kill anybody,’ says contractor in deadly Philly building collapse

A June 2013 building collapse in Philadelphia killed six people and injured 13 more when a neighboring Salvation Army Thrift Store was crushed. Griffin Campbell, who was hired to demolish the adjacent building, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and other offenses. On the witness stand last week in his third-degree murder trial, he […]

Two Anchorage linemen injured in electrical accident

In Anchorage, Alaska, two Municipal Light and Power linemen are receiving treatment for injuries sustained during an electrical accident Thursday afternoon, according to the company. Fed-OSHA is investigating. KTVA (Anchorage)

Answers to your frequently asked questions on forklift safety

Forklift operation poses many safety and compliance challenges for employers. While Fed-OSHA has had a regulation covering the equipment and its operation, there are many issues that are either misunderstood, vague, or not addressed in the regulation. This article sheds light on some of the most commonly asked questions involving safe forklift operation. Business Journals

Railcar cleaning firm challenges Fed-OSHA handling of explosion investigation

On the heels of a scathing report about a deadly April explosion and a fine of nearly $1 million, Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services issued a statement Thursday challenging the findings of Fed-OSHA. An investigation determined that moments before the blast ripped through the railcar being cleaned, a check of the air quality inside the car […]

New York furniture factory cited for 25 serious safety violations

Fed-OSHA says Harden Furniture exposed its workers to serious hazards at its factory in McConnellsville, New York and have proposed $106,200 in fines against the company. Cited violations include failure to guard saws and woodworking machinery to prevent employees from coming in contact with blades; fall hazards from unguarded floors and platforms; obstructed and inadequately […]

Missouri glass factory facing $122K in Fed-OSHA penalties after worker burned

A 34-year-old machine operator suffered third-degree burns on his legs and hands when molten glass bottles fell on the production floor and ignited oil residue that had leaked from the machines at a plant in Park Hills, Missouri. The man had not been provided fire-retardant protective clothing, and the fire spread to his pant leg. […]

OSHNC probes workplace deaths of 2 men

The deaths of two Onslow County, North Carolina workers killed last month in Wilmington when a backhoe struck a power line are being investigated by the N.C. Occupational Safety and Health Division. The workers were unloading concrete vaults from a truck with a backhoe on Sept. 28 when the construction vehicle’s boom hit a power […]

Fed-OSHA proposes $122K in penalties for Missouri company

Fed-OSHA is proposing penalties of $122,000 for a glass company after a worker in southeast Missouri suffered third-degree burns on the job. The agency says the accident happened July 11 when molten glass bottles fell on the production floor and ignited residue that had leaked from machines. A 34-year-old machine operator suffered burns on his […]