Your chicken breast may have cost a meatpacking worker’s hand

When most of us go to work each day, we don’t expect to come home missing a finger or thumb. Yet that’s exactly what happens at least once a month at Tyson Foods’ meat processing plants across the U.S., according to Celeste Monforton, a professor of occupational health at George Washington University, who has combed […]

Worker killed by falling generator at New Jersey firehouse site identified

One of two construction workers killed in an accident at the site of the new Whippany, New Jersey Fire Department firehouse Thursday has been identified as a 25-year-old Montague man. The worker was pronounced dead at the site after a 10,000-pound generator being hoisted by a crane fell onto him and another worker Thursday morning, […]

Fed-OSHA: Massachusetts ‘boom lift’ death was preventable

Fed-OSHA has released the results of an investigation into the death of a male construction worker in Taunton, Massachusetts. On August 18, 2015, construction crews were using a boom lift to work on a smokestack located at St. Mary’s Elementary School when the lift tipped and collapsed. Fed-OSHA says the worker would not have died […]

Lowe’s undergoes safety changes following last year’s employee death

Lowe’s Home Improvement no longer allows its employees to replace bases on cantilever racks following last year’s death of a 23-year-old supervisor at a Lubbock, Texas store. The worker died in January 2015 after about 800 pieces of lumber and a cantilever rack fell on him while replacing the rack’s base. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Arizona mill employee nearly severs arm in workplace accident

An employee at Good Earth Power AZ’s sawmill in Williams, Arizona nearly lost his arm in a work-related accident on Wednesday. According to police, a 19-year-old was working near the milling machine, clearing the area of wood chip debris while the machine was operating. The report states that the mill manager said he assumed the […]

Lifts falls, 1 in hospital; woman’s car hit during incident in Rome, Georgia

When nursing student Alyssia Byrd’s college class let out five minutes early, she had no idea it would lead to her car being crushed by a construction lift. On Friday afternoon, police, firefighters and EMS responded to the Hampton Inn & Suites being built in Rome, Georgia after a lift fell across the road, sending […]

Investigation of fatal accident at New Jersey shopping center still not complete

It’s been almost five months since a 52-year-old worker died at the Beachwood Shopping Center in New Jersey when a roof collapsed on him in one of the sections of the dilapidated plaza. But Fed-OSHA has not finished its investigation in the Sept. 24 accident, spokesperson Leni Fortson said. Berkeley Patch