11 injured in accident at West Virginia chemical plant

Eleven workers were injured Tuesday morning when a tank on an industrial boiler at a Marshall County chemical plant released steam and ash into the air. Plant owner Axiall Corp. of Atlanta released few details on the incident, except to say that it occurred in the facility’s power plant and involved steam from its coal-fired […]

Two workers hospitalized after fall from scaffolding in Melbourne Beach

Two workers were hospitalized after falling from the scaffolding on a four-story condo in Melbourne Beach, Florida, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. One worker fell approximately 40 feet and suffered a serious head injury, according to officials. WESH (Orlando)

Five injured by construction wall collapse near Boston

Police say a mother and her baby were among five people that were trapped underneath a temporary construction wall after it collapsed on a sidewalk in suburban Boston. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Boston Herald

Fed-OSHA issues bulletin on carbon monoxide explosion hazards in electric arc furnaces

Fed-OSHA has released a bulletin with information on how to protect workers from carbon monoxide explosion hazards related to electric arc furnaces in the steelmaking industry. The furnaces melt and refine scrap metal at about 2,900° F. Although water explosion hazards are “well known,” carbon monoxide explosions are “an emerging concern,” as the industry uses […]