Wichita roofer cited by Fed-OSHA

Fed-OSHA has has cited a Wichita, Kansas roofing contractor for exposing employees to falls and other safety hazards and proposed penalties of more than $190,000. The agency identified two willful and six serious violations. KFDI

Cause of fatal West Virginia explosion identified

Fed-OSHA has confirmed that one person involved in Friday morning’s well pad explosion near West Union, West Virginia, has died. The fire caused burn injuries to four workers and involved three above-ground storage tanks that had been decommissioned several years ago. Fed-OSHA is investigating. MetroNews

Massachusetts public works employee injured in trench collapse

An employee of the town of Upton, Massachusetts suffered minor leg injuries Thursday afternoon after a trench collapsed as workers were installing a water main at a pump station. The worker was covered to his knees with debris but was dug out by co-workers before being hospitalized. WickedLocal Upton

Forklift explosion kills operator at detergent plant

A 56-year-old worker has died as a result of a forklift explosion Thursday at the Procter & Gamble laundry detergent manufacturing plant in Pineville, Louisiana. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Powder & Bulk Solids

Most dangerous daily activity: drive/ride in a car

According to Fed-OSHA, some of the more dangerous jobs include construction, firefighting, truck driving, on-the-road sales, cab driving, and policing, most of which involve a great deal of driving. Transportation crashes were the leading cause of job fatalities, resulting in 40 percent of all workplace deaths in 2016. What, if anything, can you do to […]