Drilling contractor cited in employee’s electrocution

Fed-OSHA has cited a Wilton, Connecticut-based drilling contractor for two serious violations in connection with the fatal electrocution of a 44-year-old employee last June. According to Fed-OSHA, the company failed to operate mechanical equipment at a safe distance from an exposed power line during installation of a utility pole. The Hour (Norwalk, Conn.)

Is Arizona letting employers off the hook for safety violations?

Is a employee’s life worth less in Arizona than in the rest of the United States? Nationwide, the typical penalty levied after a fatal workplace is more than three times higher than Arizona. Fed-OSHA is now reviewing Arizona’s state occupational safety and health plan. Arizona Daily Star

10 deadliest jobs in America

Click here to find out which jobs are the most dangerous, according to CareerCast, which referenced data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Center for Disease Control, Fed-OSHA and various trade organizations. The number of deaths of workers are on the decline to an average of 13 daily in 2015 compared to 38 in […]

Iowa renewable energy plant to pay at least $49K in fines

A western Iowa renewable energy plant, Big Ox Energy, has resolved each of three Fed-OSHA citations issued to it and will pay nearly $50,000 in fines for the first two settled citations. The citations allege lack of protection, education and safety practices for employees, which at times left them vulnerable to hazardous gases inside the […]

Mich. man dies after truck axle falls on him during repairs

A 64-year-old employee of a trash hauling company employee died after a truck axle fell on his midsection as he was making repairs to the back end of the vehicle Monday evening. MIOSHA is expected to investigate. WILX (Lansing, Mich.)

Cause of death issued in Iowa employee’s grain entrapment

A 74-year-old man who was engulfed in grain in a grain wagon at a Winthrop, Iowa elevator in May died of suffocation, a medical examiner has ruled. Across the nation, there were at least 60 grain storage and similar agricultural confined space accidents in 2016, according to Purdue University. The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa)

Fed-OSHA investigating death of employee at Kansas plant

Fed-OSHA continues to investigate the March death of a 61-year-old employee at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. facility in Topeka, Kansas. The man died March 14 in the plant storeroom when an object fell and struck him on the head, according to news reports. Crain’s Cleveland Business

Advisory committee to host teleconference on proposed crane-op certification delay

Fed-OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health has scheduled a public teleconference for June 20 to discuss the agency proposing another one-year extension to the compliance deadlines for crane operator and employer certification. The new proposed extension would move the compliance deadline to November 10, 2018, to give Fed-OSHA time to address concerns, the […]