Jury finds former Massey Energy CEO guilty on 1 of 3 counts in criminal trial

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was convicted Thursday on one of three counts connected to a deadly coal mine explosion and acquitted of two other charges. Blankenship was convicted on a misdemeanor conspiracy count but acquitted of making false statements and securities fraud. A 12-member jury returned the verdicts for the former coal industry […]

Dallas council to vote on rest breaks for construction workers

After more than a year of debate, Dallas City Council members will vote next week on whether to require rest breaks for workers at construction sites. Council members made it clear Wednesday they remain deeply divided on the issue, despite multiple briefings, various versions of an ordinance and a couple of task force attempts at […]

Montana group holds workplace violence training

Last year in Montana, of the 27 fatal injures at a workplace, three deaths happened because of workplace violence, according to Fed-OSHA. Employees at Avitus Group in Billings this week learned what to do if they’re ever in a workplace violence situation. KULR (Billings)

Worker killed in Miami construction accident

A worker was killed Wednesday in an accident at a downtown Miami high-rise condominium building under construction. Miami Department of Fire-Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said the worker was possibly struck by a piece of equipment while working on the 37th floor of the Biscayne Beach residences. WPLG (Miami)

Louisville aluminum plant worker killed in workplace accident

A worker was killed Monday morning in a workplace accident at a Louisville aluminum plant. Poice say he was trying to retrieve equipment from a machine at Cardinal Aluminum when he suffered blunt force trauma to the head. Lex18 (Lexington, Ky.)

Pennsylvania worker killed in struck-by accident

A 25-year-old trash hauler was killed early Wednesday morning when he was struck by a vehicle while emptying a dumpster in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Initial findings indicated there was decreased visibility due to rain and poor lighting as well as dark clothing being worn by the victim, according to the coroner. Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Alabama plant worker killed when coil falls on him

A 49-year-old worker at Independence Tube Plant in Decatur, Alabama was killed early Wednesday morning when a coil fell on him. The man reportedly was working with steel coils, when a 6,000-pound coil fell on him. WBRC (Birmingham, Ala.)

How to make your holidays festive and injury-free

The holidays are a time for celebration and togetherness, but the extensive preparation also can lead to stress or even pain and injury. From properly handling ornament boxes to safely scaling a ladder for the outdoor lighting display, remember to take proper precautions this holiday season. Some of the common causes for pain or injury […]

Winter workplace eye protection

Vision loss is one of the 10 most common disabilities, yet 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable, and probably none are as preventable as those experienced during the winter months. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are nearly 800,000 work-related eye injuries each year. Every day, approximately 2,000 U.S. workers receive medical […]

Pile driving causing sticky mess for New Orleans Warehouse District residents

The construction of a new hotel in the Warehouse District of New Orleans has some residents fuming after they said the project spewed hazardous chemicals all over their property. A safety data sheet from the company that provides the lubricant claims the material is considered hazardous by Fed-OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and can cause skin […]

Norwalk, Ohio paperboard packaging plant fined $44K by Fed-OSHA

Americraft Carton Inc in Norwalk, Ohio is facing $44,000 in Fed-OSHA fines for seven cited serious safety violations. Fed-OSHA opened an inspection of the plant after receiving a complaint alleging unsafe working conditions that exposed workers to amputation and other hazards. Norwalk Reflector [with video]