North Carolina: Fair employee worker falls from ride

A Central Carolina Fair employee was hospitalized Friday night after falling from a Ferris wheel ride while trying to repair one of the malfunctioning cars on it. OSHNC is investigating. WFMY [with video]

New Jersey recycling plant fined 25K following employee death

A North Bergen, New Jersey recycling plant that has a history of Fed-OSHA citations faces more than $25,000 in fines for violations the agency says led to an employee being crushed by a forklift last December. Responders to the incident were told that the employee had been operating the machine and then was thrown off […]

Officials say Tennessee chemical plant is withholding information from public

Investigations into a chemical explosion at the Wacker chemical plant in Charleston, Tennessee are ongoing and public officials believe the company will continue withholding information from the public in the meantime. The September 7 explosion is being investigated by TOSHA, the state Department of Environment & Conservation and a third party hired by the company. […]

OR-OSHA sponsoring workplace safety event in Ashland next month

Oregon OSHA is sponsoring a three-day event in Ashland October 17-19 that will feature a variety of workshops and presentations designed to help employers and workers maintain safe and healthy workplaces. Scheduled topics include effective fall protection, fire safety measures, identifying hazards and improving ladder safety, improving safety culture, safety committee operations, fatigue at work, […]

Employee loses arm at South Boston seafood plant

An unidentified employee lost an arm in an accident at a South Boston seafood plant on Friday. The plant reportedly has a history of safety violations with Fed-OSHA, which is investigating the incident. Boston Herald