Texas stone distributor sued for man’s death

A Texas woman is suing a granite and marble business, alleging negligence during inventory caused fatal injuries to her husband. The lawsuit claims the man died due catastrophic injuries when two 400-pound granite slabs fell off a vehicle and crushed him in late December, as a result of the company’s failure to adhere to Fed-OSHA […]

Iowa: Emerson-Fisher employee killed in work-related accident

A 61-year-old Marshalltown, Iowa man died last week after being injured in an accident at Emerson Process Management-Fisher Controls. The cause and nature of the accident are still under investigation. Times-Republican (Marshalltown, Iowa)

Witnesses tried to save child before fatal accident at revolving Atlanta restaurant

An Atlanta police report details the moments after a 5-year-old boy became pinned between a bolted chair and the staircase wall of Atlanta’s Sun Dial restaurant, which has a revolving floor that gives diners a 360-degree view of the city. The family’s waiter jumped the staircase and shut off the rotation device, rather than relying […]

Albert Lea employer receives SHARP award from MNOSHA

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has recognized Lou-Rich Inc. of Albert Lea for employee efforts to develop a healthy and safe workplace. The Lou-Rich site is one of 36 active such worksites in Minnesota. Albert Lea Tribune

​8 elements to a compliant, effective first-aid program

Anyone who has been designated by an employer to provide first aid must have thorough training on how to respond to the injuries and illnesses anticipated in the workplace. Here are eight elements that can be used as a general introduction to first-aid programs. The Business Journals

Fed-OSHA inspecting site of fatal construction accident

Fed-OSHA is investigating a Joliet, Illinois worksite where a 33-year-old man suffered a fatal incised wound to the neck on Friday. His employer, Miller Total Comfort, has no prior history with Fed-OSHA, according to the agency. Northwest Herald

NIOSH says Philadelphia firefighter’s death resulted partly from bad equipment

A report by NIOSH report cites several factors in the death of a Philadelphia firefighter in December 2014, including broken and outdated breathing equipment, becoming separated from her crew members, unrestricted air flow in the house, and a backup team that took 21 minutes to arrive. Joyce Craig is the first female Philadelphia firefighter to […]

Virginia man fatally shocked by power line while cutting trees

Chesapeake, Virginia officials say a 39-year-old tree service company employee died after he was shocked by a power line while cutting trees Monday. He reportedly was removing tree limbs while suspended in a tree when a limb made contact with a nearby active power line while also touching the man. WAVY