Idaho roofing worker died on his first day

RP Construction of Nampa, Idaho failed to protect a 42-year-old worker from a fatal fall in September, according to Fed-OSHA, and the number of residential construction firms in the state that fail to protect workers is large enough to be “very troubling” to federal officials. The department on Thursday announced RP Construction has been cited […]

Fed-OSHA investigating fatal trench collapse near Kansas City

Federal authorities are investigating after a 33-year-old man died when the trench he was working in collapsed at a worksite outside Kansas City. The regional office of Fed-OSHA said in a release Friday that it’s investigating the death Thursday of the 33-year-old man who was working at a home construction site in Belton, Missouri when […]

City of Boston will soon be able to revoke permits at unsafe work sites

Boston city officials will soon have the authority to deny, revoke, or suspend a permit for any contractor with a poor record of ensuring their workers’ safety. The City Council approved the safety measure this week, sending a strong message to anyone pulling permits after two construction workers died in October when a water line […]

Son witnesses father’s fatal water tank accident

In Braintree, Massachusetts, officials are draining about 1 million gallons of water to recover the body of a man who died while working to inspect the massive tank. Officials said the men were members of an inspection team from Texas was working at the tank when something went wrong with their equipment. One of the […]

Utah: 2 hospitalized after fall at Provo High construction site

Two men working at the construction of the new Provo High School were hospitalized after a beam collapsed causing them to fall at least 20 feet Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. A fire official said the workers, both men in their late 20s, fell about 20 to 30 feet after an I-beam collapsed at the construction […]

Fed-OSHA probes man’s death on Kansas job site

Fed-OSHA officials are investigating the death of a 48-year-old man at a southeast Kansas job site. According to the agency, the worker was fatally hit Tuesday by a vehicle at a Colt Energy Inc. natural gas pipeline construction site in Montgomery County. Topeka Capital-Journal

Worker at Nebraska energy plant hurt by exposure to hydrogen sulfide

A worker at a northeast Nebraska energy plant is recovering after being exposed to hydrogen sulfide while installing a new pipe on Wednesday. It’s the second time this fall that a Big Ox Energy worker was hospitalized after exposure to the gas. Lincoln Journal Star

Kaiser Aluminum cited after worker’s leg amputated

The Kaiser Aluminum plant in Sherman, Texas has been cited by Fed-OSHA for eight serious labor violations after a worker’s leg was amputated in an accident at the plant in June. The agency has proposed fining the Kaiser facility $76,607. Fed-OSHA investigators determined that a piece of machinery used to fabricate aluminum hit an employee’s […]

Viral video sparks Indiana OSHA investigation

A viral YouTube video of cars sliding off the road and colliding near a Comcast work site has sparked an investigation by IOSHA. The video shows a black truck sliding into another car while a Comcast crew blocks part of the road as they work. It also shows cars sliding off the road. WISH (Indianapolis) […]

New Jersey: Paterson firm faces $91K in fines for safety violations

A Paterson, New Jersey laundry business faces $91,000 in fines after it was cited for a dozen workplace violations that allege workers have been hit by vehicles and exposed to heat stress at the company’s East 16th Street locations. Inspectors found vehicle hazards, blocked fire extinguishers, unguarded machinery and electrical hazards at the locations, according […]

Two injured after workplace accident on York River barge

An accident on a construction barge on the York River near Dominion’s Yorktown Power Station/Plains All-American Pipeline petroleum terminal in Virginia has resulted in the hospitalization of two individuals. Both are considered in serious condition. Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Firm cited for hazards after machine kills woman

Fed-OSHA has announced nearly two dozen safety violations issued to an auto parts manufacturer after a bride-to-be who worked at its Cusseta, Alabama plant was crushed to death by a robotic machine. The assembly line had stopped, and the 20-year-old woman entered a robotic station to clear a sensor fault. The robot restarted abruptly, crushing […]