Atlanta: Workers ejected from boom lift in fatal accident

One employee died and another was critically injured at an Atlanta-area apartment construction site when they were ejected from the bucket of a boom lift machine. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Trump team touts number of Obama rules killed in first 100 days

As the 100-day mark of the Trump administration approaches, the president’s allies are now touting the 13 times that the president joined with the Republican-controlled Congress to undo rules issued under President Obama. Republicans have until early May to eliminate Obama-era rules finalized after June and only need simple majorities in both houses to do […]

OFF-TOPIC: California out-migration intensifies

The latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that Americans are continuing to leave California faster than they are entering it, as housing prices in the Bay Area and other metropolitan areas have surged. Where people have migrated to less expensive interior regions of the state, the apparent growing appetite for suburban living presents a unique […]

Fed-OSHA fines employer $152K in New Jersey construction worker’s death

Fed-OSHA has fined a southern New Jersey company nearly $152,000 after a 26-year-old out-of-state worker fell 45 feet to his death on a Teterboro construction project last October. At the time of the accident, he was laying down new metal decking sheets on a roof when he slipped and fell while trying to climb into […]

Connecticut rail employees honored for saving coworker

Metro-North officials this week recognized five employees including a trainmaster who helped a coworker who suffered a heart attack while working. According to Fed-OSHA, only 5-7 percent of people survive cardiac arrest unless they receive some form of treatment before EMTs arrive. Connecticut Post

Texas Workforce Commission grants $195K for new plumbing, carpentry programs at A&M

A Building Trades Grant of $195,000 from the Texas Workforce Commission is intended to help establish plumbing and carpentry programs that are planned for Texas A&M’s forthcoming RELLIS Campus by June. Blinn College officials said the goal is to have about 40 students enroll in the programs. Bryan-College Station Eagle

Massachusetts judge upholds fines in scaffold collapse

An administrative law judge has affirmed most of the Fed-OSHA fines issued to a Beverly, Massachusetts roofing company and another firm over a 2014 scaffold collapse in the town of Wenham that left one man with a broken neck and at least one other person injured. The owner of one of the firms calls the […]

Employees who lost their lives remembered in Duluth

Employees who died over the past year as a result of work-related incidents, including one who worked at the nearby Fraser Shipyard, were remembered Monday at the Duluth Labor Temple in observation of Workers’ Memorial Day. Duluth News Tribune