Family sues after New York man crushed by elevator at nursing home

The family of a deceased Otis Elevator Company employee is suing after the mechanic was crushed to death while working on an elevator at an Onondaga, New York nursing home. The 53-year-old man was in the pit of an elevator shaft in May 2015 when another elevator came down and pinned him between an affixed […]

Residents exposed to unsafe level of air carcinogen near Pennsylvania manufacturing

A carcinogenic air pollutant was measured in 2012 at a level nearly four times the acceptable limit in an Emmaus, Pennsylvania neighborhood near the former Rodale Manufacturing site, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Trichloroethylene, an industrial solvent linked to kidney cancer, was measured at a concentration of 8.0 micrograms per liter in one of […]

Zookeeper killed by tiger did not follow safety protocol

The lead zookeeper at the Palm Beach Zoo killed by a Malayan tiger on April 15, did not follow “established safety procedures,” according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released by the zoo this week. The inspection, which took place Monday according to the report, found at least two issues with the tiger enclosure, […]

Worker medflighted after falling from hospital roof

A construction worker was taken to a Boston hospital by a medical helicopter after falling from a roof Thursday morning. Firefighters reported the male victim, in his 40s, was conscious and alert, but suffered injuries to his arms and legs. WCVB (Boston)

U.S. poultry workers say they are routinely denied breaks

Chicken factories have long been called out for the unfair treatment of animals—but according to a new report, human employees on the processing line are also working in appalling conditions. In many large scale chicken factories, workers are routinely denied bathroom breaks—leading some to urinate or defecate on the line, or even wear diapers to […]

Fed-OSHA investigating death at ethanol plant

Fed-OSHA is investigating a recent fatal fire at a Lincoln County, South Dakota ethanol plant. The worker who died was working inside a distillation unit at the time of the fire, which was sparked by a welding incident, according to the Sioux Falls area director for Fed-OSHA. The first worker was flown to a burn […]

Fed-OSHA fines Chicago area construction company for third time

Fed-OSHA has fined a Naperville, Illinois construction company for the third time in four years. Kellenberg Plumbing and Underground was cited for one willful and one serious safety violation for not providing cave-in protection or having a competent person on site to remove employees from a hazardous area, according to a statement by Fed-OSHA, which […]

Fed-OSHA cites West Virginia company

Fed-OSHA has cited a Fairmont, West Virginia construction company for two willful and eight serious violations at a Locust Avenue construction site and has proposed $46,400 in fines. The agency reported that during a November, 2015 inspection, the inspector saw a worker on scaffolding placed near a power line working without fall protection. Other workers […]