Pennsylvania worker fatally pinned between forklift and pickup truck

A worker died Monday afternoon at an old auto parts warehouse in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania when he was pinned between a forklift and a pickup truck, police said. The man who died was one of three working for a Reading-area company who reportedly went to the dormant warehouse to cut out the empty metal shelves […]

Company cited in fatal New Hampshire tent collapse headed to civil, criminal court

Arraignment has been postponed for a circus company facing criminal charges relating to a 2015 tent collapse that killed two people and injured dozens of others in Lancaster, New Hampshire. Related civil claims against the company have been combined into a single case that now is set for trial next spring. A deadly microburst, with […]

Fed-OSHA opens investigation into worker’s fall at Scottsbluff, Nebraska construction site

Fed-OSHA’s Omaha Area Office has opened an investigation after an employee of Design Solutions Integrated fell August 4 at a construction site in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The employee, who has not been identified, is hospitalized with severe injuries, according to the agency. Initial reports indicate the employee fell through a floor opening from the second story […]

Fed-OSHA fines jump 78 percent

Being unsafe just got more expensive. In the first increase in 26 years, Fed-OSHA fines just went up 78 percent. Last year, Fed-OSHA levied $2.5 million in initial fines in Maine. The increase was prompted by Congress, which told agencies such as Fed-OSHA to increase fine amounts annually for inflation going forward, according to a […]

Company cited for putting workers in danger of falling from church roof

Fed-OSHA has fined a Dorchester, Massachusetts roofing company $124,960 for what officials said were serious and repeat safety violations involving workers on the roof of a church in Haverhill. Roof Kings LLC exposed employees to life-threatening falls of more than 45 feet off the ground over a three-day period as they worked at the church, […]

Fed-OSHA fines four Toledo-area firms

A Toledo-based construction company has been fined more than $12,000 after an employee suffered carbon monoxide poisoning while doing concrete work in a residential basement. The citation, issued late last month, was one of several released recently for area workplace safety violations by Fed-OSHA, which said investigators found Myles Construction Services LLC had broken several […]

Authorities identify man killed in Texas trench collapse

Authorities have released the name of a 49-year-old man who died Monday at a construction site when a trench collapsed on him in Brazoria County, Texas. The incident happened as workers were digging a 15-foot-deep trench at a new residential subdivision, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Houston Chronicle

Fed-OSHA cites Indiana post office for asbestos exposure

The U.S. Postal Service could have to pay more than $49,000 in penalties after Fed-OSHA found that its West Baden Springs, Indiana office didn’t take steps to protect employees from asbestos exposure. Fed-OSHA cited the postal service for four repeat violations, including failing to provide asbestos awareness training for employees, failing to cleanup spills of […]

PSM standard: Fed-OSHA issues interim enforcement policy for Appendix A chemicals

Fed-OSHA has established an interim citation policy regarding concentrations of chemicals listed in Appendix A of the Process Safety Management Standard, according to a recent memorandum issued to regional administrators and State Plan designees. The July 18 memorandum rescinds and replaces a memo from June 2015. It details the agency’s enforcement policy on “the concentration […]