Boston hotel warned to train workers around cleanup of medical guests

Six months after employees at the Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill hotel said they faced safety hazards cleaning up after guests with medical issues, Fed-OSHA has warned the hotel it could face a $12,000 fine. Hotel staff complained that there was medical waste from patients staying in the rooms that posed a safety threat to workers, […]

Man fatally crushed by metal bar at Chicago-area warehouse

A 57-year-old man was killed when he was crushed by a 2,000-pound metal bar Tuesday morning at a warehouse in south University Park, Illinois. The employee was working on a dock plate and was underneath a lift gate when the bolts broke and a metal bar snapped and fell on top of him, according to […]

Fed-OSHA investigates worker’s fall at Nebraska construction site

Federal labor officials say they’re investigating the circumstances of a worker’s fall at a at a soy crush plant construction site in Hastings, Nebraska. A 31-year-old worker was on a ladder on a mezzanine for the installation of steel horizontal beams. At some point the worker fell about 10 feet and was transported to a […]

Man run over by pickup at Massachusetts worksite

Police are investigating how a man in his mid-40s ended up laying on the ground in the driveway at a Lowell, Massachusetts construction site moments before a pickup truck drove over his torso, causing serious injuries. Lowell Sun

Colorado: Fort Collins man killed in farming accident identified

The worker killed in an apparent farming accident Monday was identified Wednesday as a 25-year-old of Fort Collins man, according to an announcement by the Weld County Coroner’s Office. He was involved in an accident in which he was caught in a power transfer between a tractor and a grain auger, according to the coroner. […]

Building inspectors check Florida resort after panel falls, injuring four people

The Hollywood, Florida building department inspected the Diplomat Resort & Spa to ensure its safety after four people were injured by a wood panel that fell Monday afternoon. The panel was part of facade work that was being performed. The falling debris injured a taxi driver, an Uber driver, a hotel employee and a contractor. […]

Buried in the budget: Higher fines for workplace safety violations

A little-noticed provision in the recently passed federal budget achieved what has alluded Wyoming labor advocates for years: stiffer penalties on companies that break safety laws. The budget amendment, which marks the first adjustment in federal safety fines since 1990, caught labor advocates, industry representatives and state officials by surprise. Many said they did not […]