Coroner: Indiana man’s head crushed in fatal forklift accident

The 59-year-old man who was fatally injured at an Amazon distribution center in Plainfield, Indiana on Sunday suffered a fatal head injury, the local coroner has determined. IOSHA is investigating the incident, which caused numerous other injuries to the employee as well. WREG (Memphis, Tenn.)

Alabama steel plant employee dies after fall into hopper

Fed-OSHA is investigating a weekend accident at a Nucor steel plant in Alabama that occurred when an employee slipped and fell into a vat containing the waste product of finished rolled steel in the facility’s “bag house.” The 28-year-old employee reportedly suffocated in the fine dust. Decatur Daily

Inside the CDC’s report on respiratory health inside a coffee roastery

NIOSH has released the most comprehensive report to date on chemical exposures and respiratory health in a coffee roastery environment. The study’s authors suggest a correlation between various respiratory symptoms and the workplace. The research follows a 2015 watchdog report published by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Numerous roasters throughout the country have since opened their […]

Employee dies at Nebraska egg-processing plant

Fed-OSHA has confirmed that an employee died this week at a Wakefield, Nebraska egg-processing plant when a dock leveler unexpectedly dropped. KSCJ (Sioux City, Iowa)

Fed-OSHA to pause major initiatives for permanent assistant secretary

The director of Fed-OSHA’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance said Monday at the 2017 National Safety Council Congress & Expo that the agency will not begin any significant new initiatives until there is a permanent assistant secretary. Loren Sweatt currently serves as acting assistant secretary. Bill Perry also said that the agency is planning to […]

Construction worker who died Monday in Las Vegas identified

The 46-year-old construction worker who died Monday after falling into a manhole at a Las Vegas-area construction site has been identified. The fatal accident happened just after he had finished sandblasting pipes into the manhole, according to a fire official. Las Vegas Review-Journal