North Carolina officials say tram operating without permit

No certified cable railway system exists in North Carolina. Yet an unauthorized one has been operating for an unknown number of years near the summit of Mount Pisgah’s roughly 5,720-foot peak. N.C. Department of Labor officials found it unsafe last year in an inspection. Asheville Citizen-Times

Falling 5-ton generator kills 1, critically injures another at New Jersey firehouse

A 10,000-pound generator fell at the construction site of the new Hanover, New Jersey firehouse Thursday morning, killing a man in his 20’s and critically injuring another. The generator was being lifted by a crane around 11 a.m. when the straps apparently gave way, according to the town’s mayor. NJ Advance Media

Hospital patient stabs security guard; Fed-OSHA investigating

Akron, Ohio police are not releasing any more information relating to how a patient at St. Thomas Hospital had two knives on him. Meanwhile, Fed-OSHA has opened an investigation into reports that a 54-year-old, unarmed worker was stabbed by a 33-year-old psychiatric patient on Tuesday. WOIO/WALA [with video]

Circus tent not properly built before collapse: Fed-OSHA says

The circus tent that collapsed during a severe thunderstorm in Lancaster, New Hampshire last year was not built correctly, Fed-OSHA said Thursday. A father and daughter were killed and 50 others were hurt when the tent collapsed on August 3, 2015. WMUR (Manchester, N.H.)

Fed-OSHA cites Wisconsin laundry services firm in worker’s death

Fed-OSHA said Thursday it has cited an industrial laundry in Oak Creek, Wisconsin for safety violations in the death of a worker last August. Fed-OSHA is seeking $41,200 in fines from Crothall Laundry Services Inc., linked to the employee’s death. The 34-year-old man was servicing equipment in August when a conveyor system propelled him into […]

Medical examiner: Michigan teen died of asphyxiation

A probe into a Buckley, Michigan teen’s apparently accidental death at a hog farm is nearly complete, but a local detective still awaits a report from a parallel investigation by Michigan OSHA. According to a sheriff’s official, a medical examiner found that the 17-year-old died December 18 of asphyxiation from inhaling the products of an […]