MNOSHA cites county over bat infestation

Steele County, Minnesota has been cited by Minnesota OSHA after an anonymous complaint of a bat infestation. The county plans to appeal the $7,000 fine. Southernminn [may require registration]

Fed-OSHA fines Columbus manufacturer after finger amputation accident

Fed-OSHA has fined a Columbus, Ohio-based pallet manufacturer more than $191,000 for two repeat and four serious violations after an employee suffered an amputation while he worked with an energized pallet stack machine. The citations address lockout/tagout hazards. WDTN (Dayton, Ohio)

Ohio: Fuyao fined for fatal accident

Fed-OSHA has fined Fuyao Glass America $7,000 in connection with the March death of a worker at the company’s Moraine, Ohio plant. The company failed to ensure that employees cutting banding on heavy pallets of glass sheets used angle gages to prevent the glass from falling forward and striking them, according to the agency. Dayton […]

San Antonio Fire Department part of NIOSH study to prevent injuries

In connection with the death of one of its firemen in a four-alarm fire in May 2017, the San Antonio Fire Department is taking part in a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study that’s examining ways to prevent further injuries to firefighters. The federal report of the study, which has not been publicly […]

Accident at Wisconsin lumber company kills one

A 46-year-old man was fatally injured last week while working with logging equipment at a Tigerton, Wisconsin lumber company. Fed-OSHA is investigating. WLUK/Fox11 (Green Bay, Wisc.)

Barn roof collapses, killing Maine worker

Part of a barn roof collapsed last week in Knox, Maine, killing a 55-year-old man during a dismantling project. Two other workers suffered non-life threatening injuries. Fed-OSHA is expected to investigate. WABI (Bangor, Maine)

Fed-OSHA investigates ammonia leak at Nebraska food processor

Fed-OSHA is investigating an ammonia leak that occurred September 4 at the Tyson Foods Facility in Lexington, Nebraska. Multiple patients were reportedly evaluated at a regional health center immediately following the incident. Lexington Clipper-Herald