Car falls on mechanic at Connecticut shop

A mechanic at a West Hartford, Connecticut auto shop sustained back injuries when a car apparently fell on him on Thursday. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Hartford Courant

One electrocuted, two others injured at Pennsylvania worksite

A 30-year-old man was killed and two others were injured Thursday when a machine they were using touched high-tension lines at a sewer construction site in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Workers were inserting a liner underground when they were hit with 23,000 volts of electricity, according to the coroner. Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.) [with video]

Worker at Georgia aluminum plant dies of injuries

A 45-year-old worker at a Newnan, Georgia aluminum extrusion plant died of injuries he sustained last week after an accident involving a multi-ton fire door. Fed-OSHA is expected to investigate. Newnan Times-Herald

Pennsylvania construction worker falls to death from bridge

A a concrete and masonry company employee fell to his death while working on a bridge site on Friday in Solebury, Pennsylvania. The man reportedly fell while working on a deck replacement project. Fed-OSHA is investigating. The Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.)

NIOSH to investigate deaths of two Pennsylvania firemen

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health plans to investigate the deaths of two York, Pennsylvania firemen who were killed in the line of duty on March 22, the day after a three-alarm fire at a former factory. Firefighter Nation

Journal News editorial: Budget could hurt WTC first responders

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the World Trade Center health program aren’t just intertwined in mission and research; the director is administrator of the WTC health program. But the Trump budget would upend that convenient and efficient co-existence, argues Journal News engagement editor Nancy Cutler. lohud/Journal News

Monitoring wood dust hazards

Click here for a list of some of the agencies and organizations involved in monitoring dust hazards in the woodshop. Woodworking Network