Fed-OSHA fines Massachusetts vehicle auction $200K in fatal crash

Fed-OSHA last year cited a Billerica, Massachusetts automobile auction for 16 alleged violations following an incident in which a sport-utility vehicle fatally struck five people during an auto auction. Now, the company has agreed pay $200,000 in penalties, correct hazards and implement significant safety measures including designating and marking non-driving locations, walkways and crosswalks, and […]

Fed-OSHA investigating New Jersey construction worker’s fall

Fed-OSHA is investigating the two-story fall of a worker at a six-story residential building construction site in Jersey City, New Jersey. Thursday’s incident occurred when the man reportedly fell from an upper floor and landed on the fourth-floor scaffolding. Jersey Journal

No injuries in Tampa-area construction crane collapse

No one was injured in a crane collapse Thursday at a St. Petersburg, Florida police headquarters construction site. At the time of the accident, the crane was attempting to lift a scissor lift when it slowly overturned. The crane boom nearly struck several workers as it crashed to the ground. WTSP (Tampa) [with video]

Safety tip: Silica dust

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that between 2003 and 2016, workplace fatalities resulting from exposure to harmful substances or environments rose 22 percent. Hazards associated with inhaling silica played a significant role in this rising statistic. The processes involving the preparation of polished concrete floors and countertops places workers at risk of silica […]

Nursing home assistants among Ohio’s most dangerous occupations

Nursing assistants are critical to the healthcare system, but the job comes with a serious cost: It has one of the highest reported rates of injury in Ohio and across the nation. Nursing assistants are injured three times more often than the average worker. The rate of injury among nursing assistants is similar to the […]

Utah man killed in an industrial accident

A 38-year-old man suffered fatal injuries after getting caught in industrial machinery at a Clearfield, Utah business Saturday. He was extricated from the machinery but was pronounced dead at the scene. KUTV (Salt Lake City)