Massachusetts auto auction fined following accident that killed five

Fed-OSHA has cited a Billerica, Massachusetts automobile auction for electrical, struck-by and other hazards, following a May accident in which people were struck by a SUV and five died as a result of their injuries. Proposed fines total more than $267,000. Fed-OSHA also cited a staffing company. Lowell Sun

Virginia VA Medical Center cited by Fed-OSHA

Following complaints by employees, Fed-OSHA is investigating the Salem, Virginia VA Medical Center for the second time this year. Citations issued last month include exit doors not marked correctly, doors that don’t swing the right way and electrical hazards. WSLS

New York moving company fined more than $12K following death

Fed-OSHA has fined an Elmira, New York moving, storage and rigging services company $12,675 following an investigation of a June fatality. The incident occurred as an employee was working on a tractor-trailer. The citation was for a lack of cribbing or jack stands on the front end of a tractor. Elmira Star-Gazette

Tennessee paper mill honored for million-hour safety mark

Domtar’s Kingsport, Tennessee paper mill has been awarded the TOSHA Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety, in recognition of 1 million hours worked without a lost-time or restricted-duty incident. Although this is its first public recognition, the mill has achieved the milestone several times in the past, according to its manager. recycling today

Wall collapse injures two Idaho workers

Two construction workers at a Sun Valley, Idaho worksite were injured last Monday when a wall collapsed on them. The accident occurred one day short of the three-year anniversary of an accident at the same development in which a two-story wall dividing a duplex fell, killing one worker and injuring four others. Idaho Mountain Express

Forklift operator killed days before his wedding

A 51-year-old forklift operator was killed Thursday afternoon at a Columbus, Ohio thrift store only days before he was set to marry his longtime girlfriend. The accident occurred when the machine overturned and landed on him at the building’s loading dock, due to a miscommunication with a tractor-trailer driver. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Columbus Dispatch