Santa Fe pot business cited for violations in explosion; video released

Fed-OSHA has completed its investigation into an explosion that put two local marijuana dispensary employees in the hospital with serious burns, and as a result New MexiCann Natural Medicine has had to pay several fines for employee safety and health violations. Albuquerque Journal

Fed-OSHA raises fine for reporting violations

Shortly before OSHA’s new injury and illness reporting requirements came into effect last January, Fed-OSHA issued “Interim Enforcement Procedures for New Reporting Requirements under 29 C.F.R. 1904.39.” These interim procedures served as enforcement guidance for Area Offices and compliance officers when issuing citations to employers for failing to report injuries under the new requirements. Last […]

Officials identify worker electrocuted in South Carolina

Officials have released the name of a man who was electrocuted at a Richland County, South Carolina worksite last week. The 36-year-old was loading asphalt into a road-paving machine from a dump truck when the bed of the truck touched or came close to a power line. WSOC (Charlotte, N.C.)

Worker dies after fall at New York construction site

A 37-year-old construction worker who fell about 35 feet at the construction site of an apartment development died after being transported to Albany Medical Center on Sunday. Daily Gazette (Niskayna, N.Y.)

Arctic Glacier faces Fed-OSHA fine over alleged safety violations

A Canadian ice company is facing a $67,000 fine over alleged safety violations at its Hicksville plant, according to Fed-OSHA. Arctic Glacier U.S.A. Inc. lacked a “comprehensive and effective” program to prevent the release into the air of large amounts of hazardous chemicals that are used to make ice, such as anhydrous ammonia, the U.S. […]

Fed-OSHA fines Wisconsin grain facility

Fed-OSHA is suggesting $122,500 in fines for a Columbus, Wisconsin grain-handling facility accuse of eight safety violations. A release from the agency said inspectors visited Duffy Grain in September and saw workers at risk of being engulfed in grain and entangled by operating augers as they cleaned storage bins. Channel3000 (Madison, Wisc.)