Fed-OSHA fines Coca-Cola more than $61K for violations

Fed-OSHA on Dec. 11 issued citations for four repeat and two serious safety and health violations at the Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc.’s distribution warehouse in South Brunswick, New Jersey. myCentralJersey

Anchorage worker crushed by heavy equipment identified

The man killed in an apparent workplace accident Monday has been identified as 57-year-old Thomas Heit. He was pronounced dead Monday afternoon after a piece of heavy equipment fell on top of him in midtown Anchorage. KTVA (Anchorage)

Odessa, Texas man dies in industrial accident

An Odessa, Texas man died Monday after he was involved in an industrial accident along Highway 191, according to a press release from the city. A crane was offloading counter weights from the man’s semi-tractor truck when it tipped away from the truck and fell on its side in the area where he was standing. […]

I-75 bridge collapse documents raise new questions

The veteran engineer who developed the flawed plan to tear down an old Interstate 75 overpass that collapsed and killed a construction worker nearly a year ago had made mistakes in planning other demolitions in the Hopple Street interchange project. Fed-OSHA released general results of its investigation in May. But the new documents further reveal […]

No Fed-OSHA history at site of massive Columbus warehouse fire

Authorities say cardboard and wooden pallets fueled Monday’s early morning fire at a Columbus, Ohio warehouse. The cause, however, remained unconfirmed as of mid-day Monday. According to Fed-OSHA, there’s no history for either company at the site, and the agency does not have an open inspection at the site. WSYX (Columbus, Ohio)

Fed-OSHA holds public meeting on new voluntary safety and health program management guidelines

On December 9, 2015 Fed-OSHA held a public meeting at the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. to discuss its revised Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines, which are voluntary guidelines for employers. Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, led the meeting and sought input on the guidelines, which […]