Worker fatally injured at Lakehurst, New Jersey restaurant

A 34-year-old man died after he was caught in a freight elevator at a Lakehurst, New Jersey bar/restaurant on Sunday, as he worked with another person to move a delivery of food to the basement of the restaurant. The employee had one foot on the ground and one foot on the elevator, which apparently malfunctioned […]

Fed-OSHA investigating deadly Florida plant explosion

Nitrous oxide tanks seem to be at the center of a deadly explosion at a Cantonment, Florida plant. Airgas confirms that an employee was killed in the Sunday blast, but has not released his name. State investigators say crews found the employee 50 to 75 feet from where they believe the explosion occurred. WEAR (Pensacola, […]

Two Cincinnati-area workers hospitalized after accident with live wires

Fed-OSHA investigators were on scene Tuesday at a Butler County, Ohio church where two workers were hurt in an accident with live wires. A male worker on church grounds fell onto power lines and suffered electrical shock just before 8 a.m., initial emergency communication reports state. Fox19 (Cincinnati)

IOSH fines theme park $4,500 following fatality

New documents show that Iowa workplace safety regulators have cited the Adventureland theme park in the June death of a worker. The man was hurt on when the Raging River Ride unexpectedly started as he was helping people get off the raft. He fell onto the moving conveyor and suffered head and arm injuries, and […]

Ann Arbor recycling plant worker injured on the job speaks out

Earl Roberts says his employer, ReCommunity, gave him a long list of things to fix at Ann Arbor’s recycling plant when he was hired. He said he witnessed firsthand some of the problems city leaders now are citing as the reason for firing ReCommunity, the North Carolina-based company under contract with the city to operate […]

Labor Department renews workplace rights agreements with embassies

Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Monday renewed workplace rights agreements with embassy officials in five Central American, South American and Asia-Pacific countries. Under the agreements, Fed-OSHA and the Wage and Hour Division will work with consulates to provide workers from Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and the Philippines, including those with H-2A and H-2B visas, information […]

Subcontractor injured at New Jersey dealership

A worker was injured Friday after he was pinned between a car and a wall at a Parsippany, New Jersey car dealership. The worker reportedly was a subcontractor who washed vehicles at the dealership. Daily Record (Parsippany, N.J.)