Explosions at New York factory cause injuries, spread smoke

As many as a dozen people were hospitalized Monday after an explosion and fire at a New Windsor, New York cosmetics factory. The facility reportedly makes nail polish, perfume, lotions and other products. Fed-OSHA earlier this year cited the plant for six violations classified as serious. New York Upstate

Tampa Electric, contractor fined $43K in gas leak

Fed-OSHA announced on Friday that it has fined Tampa Electric more than $18,100 and issued two citations classified as serious in connection with a May 23 anhydrous ammonia gas leak at the Big Bend Power Station. A contractor that provides security services at the power station also was cited and fined. The Tampa Bay Times […]

1 in 4 chance of being disabled by accident or illness: Expert

There is a 1 in 4 chance of becoming ill or injured in a way that affects your ability to work at some point before retirement, according Steve Stribling of Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee. What do you do if you’re suddenly disabled and still need income? Newsday

Long Island worker dies installing cesspool

A 60-year-old worker died Saturday after he became trapped under rubble during the installation of a cesspool in Suffolk County, New York. Fed-OSHA reportedly has been notified. Houston Chronicle

MIOSHA investigation of death at civic center ongoing

More than three months after a fatal incident that occurred during the demolition of the Holland, Michigan Civic Center, MIOSHA’s investigation of the 38-year-old man’s death continues. There were three workplace deaths last year in the city of Holland, according to the agency. Holland Sentinel