Video captures fatal crane collapse in Manhattan

A pedestrian was killed and three other people injured — two seriously — when a massive construction crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning while it was being lowered as a precaution due to the wind, officials said. Winds were about 20 mph Friday morning, nearing the crane’s maximum allowable wind speed of 25 […]

New York man fatally crushed in workplace accident

An Oneonta, New York man was killed Thursday in an early-morning accident at a loading dock, according to state police. The accident occurred at Stericycle, a safety equipment supplier, as a worker was backing up a company truck to off-load material. An employee became stuck between the truck’s trailer and the loading dock, crushing him. […]

Worker killed in accident at Florida U.S. Sugar facility

A 25-year-old worker was killed in an accident at U.S. Sugar’s Clewiston, Florida facility, according to Fed-OSHA. The worker was washing down sugar on the ground when he reportedly was fatally pinned. WINK (Fort Myers)

Pennsylvania’s Dorney Park fighting Fed-OSHA citations

The owner of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Pennsylvania is contesting federal workplace safety violations. Fed-OSHA said in January that multiple employees of Dorney Park suffered from heat-related illnesses last year because of excessive heat they endured while performing shows in costumes. Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)

Zip lines don’t need more regulation, should be treated as a sport, report says

Less than a year after a deadly zip line accident at a North Carolina summer camp, the N.C. Department of Labor has issued a report that says the industry doesn’t need new regulations. The study was conducted at the request of state legislators after a 12-year-old fell to her death in June when a zip […]