Killington Ski Resort worker dead after fall

A 53-year-old longtime resort employee and gondola mechanic died Saturday after being found injured and unresponsive on the floor of a gondola terminal at the Killington ski resort, Vermont State Police said. Burlington Free Press

Law proposed to correct New York City’s construction-death count

New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal has submitted legislation that would end New York City’s practice of ignoring some construction deaths. n 2016, the Department of Buildings counted 12 construction-related deaths, the same number as in 2015. But the agency only counts deaths that involve violations of the city’s construction code or threaten public safety. […]

Nebraska worker rushed to hospital after sustaining minor chemical burns

Emergency responders were called to the Big Ox Energy plant in South Sioux City, Nebraska Monday afternoon after two employees were exposed to unidentified chemicals. One employee sustained minor chemical burns and was rushed to a local medical center, according to a company official. The second employee also was taken to the hospital as a […]

1 injured in Florida chemical explosion

One person was hospitalized following a chemical explosion Monday morning at Paramount Chemicals and Plastics, according to a Hendry County, Florida official. Fed-OSHA is investigating. WINK (Fort Myers, Fla.) [with video]

Fed-OSHA issues enforcement guidance on controversial non-discrimination provisions

The controversial non-discrimination provisions of Fed-OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping rules have been challenged in court. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ultimately declined to issue an injunction preventing the implementation of the rule, but specifically noted “[t]hat the court has denied injunctive relief requested by Plaintiffs is not a comment or indication […]

Fed-OSHA cites Texas feed mill for violations

The Houston North Area office of Fed-OSHA last month cited Thomas Moore Feed for eight serious violations and two repeat violations. The agency proposed $91,911 in fines for the Navasota, Texas, U.S.-based animal feed manufacturer, which was cited for similar violations in February 2015. The most recent violations were uncovered following a follow-up inspection of […]