Boston-area worker seriously injured at MBTA construction site

An employee of a subcontractor on a Boston-area commuter rail line bridge replacement project was seriously injured while at a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority jobsite on Sunday morning. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Boston Globe

New Jersey plastics manufacturer fined $435K following complaint inspection

In response to a complaint alleging unsafe workplace hazards and imminent danger conditions from blocked emergency exits, Fed-OSHA has fined a New Jersey plastics manufacturer for a variety of alleged hazards at its Paterson plant and fined it more than $435,000. Cited violations include failing to administer a hearing conservation program, exposing employees to amputations, […]

How agencies train for dangers of mine rescues

Mine rescues and recoveries are rare, although there were about 17,000 abandoned mines and only about 5,000 of them covered as of 2011. Though some of these rescues can be risky, there are some risks crews are willing to take. KSL (Salt Lake City)

Connecticut tree worker fatally injured in fall

A 28-year-old tree removal company worker died Saturday morning in Trumbull after he fell about 45 feet when the tree he was working on broke off at its base. The man reportedly had been wearing a safety harness at the time, but the tree fell directly to the ground with him still attached to it. […]

Explosion at commercial cannabis plant injures one

An explosion at a commercial marijuana growing and processing operation in Huntington, Oregon sent a 28-year-old man to the hospital last week. The employee reportedly was in the middle of a butane-based extraction process at the time of Thursday’s incident. Argus Observer (Ontario, Ore.)

North Carolina: County earns statewide safety awards

For the fifth year in a row, Chatham County, North Carolina received several top awards from the North Carolina Department of Labor for outstanding safety practices. For calendar year 2017, the county received a total of 11 awards. Chatham Journal Newspaper