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Two CSX employees working on a track were fatally struck by an Amtrak train near Washington, D.C.’s Union Station late Tuesday night. WUSA (Washington, D.C.) [with video]
Kansas is one of 10 states to receive a failing grade on a National Safety Council report on preventable deaths. The state’s grade includes both home and community safety, and workplace safety. No states received an overall A. Topeka Capital Journal
Fed-OSHA has fined Amsted Rail more than $610,000 for multiple alleged safety violations at Groveport, Ohio plant. The cited violations follow a January incident in which a 60-year employee suffered a crushed leg while performing maintenance on machinery. Additionally, four employees allegedly were exposed to excessive levels of silica. The company also has been placed […]
An electrical worker fell 75 feet to his death from a catwalk while working at a Detroit arena construction site Monday morning. The 21,000 seat venue is scheduled to open in September and will host professional hockey and basketball. MLive
Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta on June 27 appeared before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee to address the department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request and defend Fed-OSHA’s plans for enforcement. The Trump administration has proposed decreasing the Labor Department’s budget by $2.4 billion. Fed-OSHA is in line to […]
In Coventry, Rhode Island on Monday, a 35-year-old construction worker was rescued after being partially pinned under the collapsed wall of a cement foundation at a residential worksite. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Providence Journal
The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Dunn, North Carolina is raising money to make personal water carriers to donate to farmworkers in the state. The ministry hopes to raise $25,000 to make and distribute 3,000 water carriers, small canvas pouches meant to hold a bottle. The interior of a pouch is lined with felt to keep […]