Two die at hotel construction site near Disney World

Two men who were pouring concrete at a hotel under construction near Disney World fell six stories to their deaths on Wednesday morning when a scaffold collapsed, according to first responders. Fed-OSHA is investigating. A third worker reportedly hung on and suffered only minor injuries. Miami Herald [with video]

Stunt coordinator out of coma, recovering

A stunt coordinator who suffered a serious head injury more than a week ago in a stunt-related vehicle crash on the set of ‘MacGyver’ in Atlanta reportedly has come out of a medically-induced coma and been removed from intensive care. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Last year, the same individual sued CBS and other parties for injuries […]

Labor Department launching compliance-focused office

The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week that it is creating the Office of Compliance Initiatives, which is tasked with keeping businesses and workers up-to-date on the law and developing new ways to use data to bolster compliance and enforce the law, according to the agency. Law360 [may require registration]

Trench incident near Kansas City results in broken leg

Fed-OSHA is investigating after a worker was injured in a Kansas City-area trench on Monday. The worker reportedly was struck by the bucket of a backhoe while he was in the trench and suffered a broken leg. KSHB (Kansas City, Mo.)