‘Obama, in one of his last blasts, sends out another regulatory order’

“Large companies that have won federal government contracts on Oct. 25 will receive one of the last blasts of the Obama administration’s regulatory agenda when the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order begins to take effect. The order, issued on July 31, 2014, and made final with regulations announced in August, says that if […]

One dead in Florida scaffolding collapse, officials say

A mural painter fell to his death while two others in safety harnesses dangled 40 feet above ground Monday at the site of a 41-story luxury condominium resort that is rising in Hollywood, Florida. The accident happened after the men fell from a scaffold that collapsed on the south side of the Hyde Resort & […]

Crews mourn loss of painter day after fatal Florida resort accident

One day after a painter was killed at a construction site for a Hollywood Beach resort, construction crews have returned to work. Workers are finishing a mural on a wall at the Hyde Resort and Residences, Tuesday, one day after a scaffolding collapsed, killing one worker and injuring two others. On Monday, at approximately 1:30 […]

Ohio employer fined $536K

Milark Industries is facing $536,000 in fines stemming from multiple investigations of injuries and complaints of unsafe working conditions at the Mansfield-based manufacturer. The absence of adequate machine safe guards has led to multiple machine-related injuries, including one case on June 22 in which a 22-year-old temporary employee suffered partial amputation of two fingers on […]

Boston mayor voices work-safety ‘concerns’

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he’s concerned that some of the construction work going on in Boston is not being done with safety in mind, after the deaths of two men Friday when a construction trench they were working in on Dartmouth Street was flooded by a ruptured water main. Citing ongoing investigations by […]

Fed-OSHA fines Wisconsin logistics facility $109K

Dedicated Logistics faces $109,211 in Fed-OSHA fines for safety violations at its Hudson, Wisconsin facility. A June investigation by Fed-OSHA’s Eau Claire-based personnel found damaged industrial vehicles in use, blocked exit routes, workers exposed to live electrical parts, blocked electrical service panels and improperly stored gas cylinders, according to a news release from the agency. […]

Coroner identifies fatality in dump truck accident

The Caddo Parish, Louisiana coroner has identified a man killed Tuesday in a dump truck accident as a 24-year-old from south Louisiana. Fed-OSHA is investigating. ArkLaTex homepage

Wyoming OSHA case left open two years after worker’s injury

It’s been two years, and Danielle Cooper still doesn’t know what happened when her husband was hurt. She doesn’t know why the company her husband worked for was fined or what the extensive state investigation into his accident revealed. She doesn’t know if the company was at fault or if he was. The case is […]