Boston-area worker dies after fall from ladder

An industrial worker died Tuesday shortly after falling off a ladder while servicing or installing a piece of equipment at a Danvers, Massachusetts worksite. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Boston Globe

OR-OSHA: Electrician who died on job was working alone

A 28-year-old apprentice electrician who died following an accident at an Oregon forest products company was working on repairs alone at the time of his death, according to Oregon OSHA. The worker died November 17 after he fell into an improperly protected vat, containing a hot sodium hydroxide water mixture, while trying to repair a […]

Paving machine runs over, kills Florida construction worker

A 72-year-old construction worker who had been operating a paving machine near Orange City, Florida on Tuesday died after he fell from the machine and was partially run over by it. At the time of the accident, the worker was applying asphalt for a parking lot at medical facility under construction. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Tampa […]

Four Pennsylvania workers killed when utility, septic trucks collide

Four men in a construction utility truck died after their vehicle collided with a septic truck Monday morning in York County, Pennsylvania. The westbound utility truck crossed over the center lane into the path of the eastbound septic truck, according to the local coroner’s office. Lancaster Online (Lancaster, Pa.)

Pennsylvania: MCCC named OSHA Training Institute Education Center

Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County Community College’s Workforce Development Division is now an approved Mid-Atlantic OSHA Training Institute Education Center. The college’s first offering will be the OSHA 10-Hour Certification for General Industry Program; offered May 22 and 23. Daily Local News (West Chester, Pa.)

Researchers find sound pressure levels differ among smartphones

A new study confirms a significant difference in the sound pressure levels for six kinds of smartphones at the first risk volume level, which the authors say indicates the need for an international standard for the safe use of personal listening devices. BMC

Fed-OSHA investigating TV tower collapse in Missouri

Fed-OSHA is investigating the April 19 collapse of a television tower near Fordland, Missouri. The incident resulted in the death of one employee and hospitalization to three others. The workers had been performing maintenance on the tower when it fell, according to a press release by Missouri State University, which owns the tower. The Standard […]