Scissor lift topples, injuring Maine worker

A worker was injured Tuesday morning in downtown Portland, Maine when a scissor lift toppled over, reportedly as it was being driven down an incline. Fed-OSHA has been notified. WMTW (Portland, Maine) [with video]

Crane crashes into Orlando home

A crane fell over and smashed through the roof of an Orlando, Florida home on Tuesday morning. No one was in the house at the time and the crane operator reportedly escaped injury. Records show that the company involved experienced an employee fatality in 2011, but no citations arose from that incident. WESH (Orlando) [with […]

Business groups urge Senate to block president’s NLRB renomination

Business groups are seeking to block the renomination of Mark Gaston Pearce, a Democrat with close ties to labor unions, to the National Labor Relations Board. If approved by the Senate, Pearce could serve beyond the next presidential election. Wall Street Journal

New York tree-trimmer electrocuted

A 39-year-old man was fatally electrocuted in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York when he came in contact with a live power line while working on a tree-removal project on Monday morning. Fed-OSHA has been notified. Times Herald-Record

Idaho worker dies in trench cave-in

Fed-OSHA is investigating a trench collapse that killed a 27-year-old backhoe operator who was installing plastic pipe for a drainage system at an Ashton, Idaho worksite on Tuesday. East Idaho News