New Jersey hospital must pay for nurse’s medical expenses after patient attack

Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey must pay for an employee’s medical expenses after she was attacked by a patient and accused the hospital of failing to offer a safe work environment, an arbitrator has ruled. The employee who has worked at the hospital as a nurse for more than 10 years, reported […]

Texas: Killeen plumbing business honored for safety

Last week, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation presented the Killeen company Shelton & Shelton Plumbing LP with the Lone Star Safety Program Award for exemplary workplace safety programs and low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. The company was also recently awarded its ninth Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program designation […]

Tort claim filed in fatal Boise trench collapse

The widow of a man who was killed in a Boise, Idaho trench collapse in May has filed a tort claim against multiple government agencies. Two workers died when a 9- to 11-foot-deep trench caved in while they were working and buried them. The cause of death was mechanical asphyxia due to compression. A third […]

Florida tree trimmer in bucket truck electrocuted

A tree trimmer in a bucket truck died Friday afternoon after the electric saw he was using came in contact with a power line in Crescent City, Florida, according to law enforcement officials. The 53-year-old man, who was a self-employed as lawn care worker, had rented a “genie lift” bucket truck and was working alone. […]

Fed-OSHA fines Ohio manufacturer $159K

Fed-OSHA has slapped a Napoleon, Ohio manufacturing company with a pair of fines that total more than $150,000. According to the agency, employees faced risks of amputation and other serious injuries while servicing industrial mixing machines. Investigators also said the employer failed to monitor for air contaminants such as silica, implement a program to prevent […]

Long Island firm’s foreman guilty of lesser charge in cave-in death

The foreman of a Long Island excavation subcontractor was acquitted of manslaughter but convicted of criminally negligent homicide Friday in the buried-alive cave-in death last year of an immigrant laborer from Ecuador. Wilmer Cueva, who was foreman for Sky Materials Corp. of Calverton at the Manhattan construction site where an unshored 14-foot trench collapsed on […]