Latest Houston-area chemical plant explosion adds to string of accidents

Saturday’s deadly explosion at a Pasadena, Texas plant was at least the 10th such incident in the greater Houston region since the DuPont tragedy 14 months ago. In that time, at least two people have been killed and 18 injured amid explosions, fires and chemical leaks from Conroe down to the booming petrochemical complexes in […]

Worker dies after falling 50 feet at Colorado landfill

A worker at a Henderson, Colorado landfill and recycling plant was killed when he fell more than 50 feet and landed on his head on Monday afternoon, according to a law enforcement official. KMGH (Denver)

Are you prepared for a workplace emergency?

No one wants to experience a workplace emergency – whether it’s a fire, tornado or act of violence – but that doesn’t mean you should blissfully coast along, hoping the worst never happens. It’s vital to have a game plan, experts say. U.S. News and World Report

Ohio packaging company cited, fined $25K

Fed-OSHA has fined Bryan Packaging in Bryan, Ohio $25,200 for the violations, stemming from a recent inspection of the Bryan facility. The fines were mostly related to protecting workers from hazards which could result in injuries, such as “lockout/tagout” violations. Bryan Times [may require registration]

Fed-OSHA launches serious event reporting online form

On January 1, 2015, the new injury and illness reporting requirements went into effect requiring employers to report to OSHA fatalities as a result of a work-related incident within 8 hours, and in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, or loss of an eye as a result of a work-related incident within 24 hours. National Law Review

Fed-OSHA revises webpage on worker rights

Fed-OSHA has revised its webpage on worker rights. The updated page is divided into three parts that address worker rights, when to file a complaint and how to contact Fed-OSHA. The page also includes a “frequently asked questions” section that covers what to do if injured on the job, the complaint process, and worker rights […]

Omega Protein settles suit with wife of worker killed in explosion

The wife of a 25-year-old Mississippi man killed in a 2014 explosion at Omega Protein, Inc. has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the fish-processing plant in Moss Point, Mississippi, court records show. The worker was welding on top of a metal storage tank when it exploded on July 28, 2014. SunHerald (Gulfport, Miss.)