Fed-OSHA investigating after worker killed at Kansas tire plant

Federal workplace safety officials will investigate a contractor’s death at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Topeka. Officials identified the victim of the Tuesday morning incident as a 61-year-old worker for Kansas Personnel Services Inc. Hays Post

Federal investigation launched into downtown Dallas gas line fire

Fed-OSHA has launched an investigation into the striking of a gas line by and fire that forced an evacuation in downtown Dallas on Friday. Dallas Fire-Rescue said when firefighters arrived at the scene, fire was shooting from a gas line in the ground, that had been accidentally struck by a construction company doing work to […]

Worker safety rules are among those under fire in Trump era

Even as the Labor Department awaits confirmation of a new secretary, officials say enforcement actions are moving forward against companies accused of violating workplace safety rules. There is just one issue: The public isn’t likely to know much about them. In a sharp break with the past, the department has stopped publicizing fines against companies. […]

Charlotte restaurant remains closed after explosion, fire in kitchen

It could be several days before a popular South End restaurant reopens after an explosion and fire in the kitchen. First responders were called Sunday night to Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop on Camden Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina. Officials said the explosion and fire were reported while customers were inside the restaurant. WSOC (Charlotte, […]

NIOSH announces free health screenings for coal miners

A series of free, confidential health screenings will be available for coal miners as part of the NIOSH Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program. NIOSH will provide the screenings in its state-of-the-art mobile testing unit, which will travel across the country to mining sites and public locations. The screenings could provide early detection of coal workers’ […]