IOSH fines amusement park $37K after coaster mishap

A Des Moines, Iowa-area amusement park has been fined more than $37,000 by IOSH after an employee was struck by a car in August while working on a rollercoaster. The car struck the employee on the right arm, causing a laceration and a broken bone. The agency charges that the amusement park did not have […]

Renovation unauthorized at site of wall collapse in Providence

Renovation work at a vacant Providence building, where a wall collapsed on top of a 47-year-old worker Tuesday, was not authorized by the city, say officials with the mayors office. The worker was stuck for more than an hour as emergency crews used specialized equipment to get him out. Fed-OSHA reportedly is investigating. WPRI (Providence, […]

Fed-OSHA fines Colorado metal firm $225K

Fed-OSHA has cited and fined a Denver-area metal fabricating company more than $225,000 for machine safety hazards after an employee was fatally crushed by machinery in March. Additionally, the company was placed in the agency’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Lakewood Patch

Fed-OSHA launches regional emphasis for fertilizer storage facilities

Starting today, Fed-OSHA is launching Regional Emphasis Programs to address hazards from exposure to fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate and agricultural anhydrous ammonia. According to the agency, the three-month program will focus on the fertilizer storage, mixing/blending, and distribution industry related to potential hazards that can lead to serious injury, illness, and death, including fire and […]

Virginia worker dies after falling from ladder

A man was killed Wednesday afternoon after falling approximately 15 feet off of a ladder while working at a residential construction site in Sterling, Virginia. Local DVM (Hagerstown, Md.)

Labor Department offering trench safety resources

Fed-OSHA has developed a series of compliance assistance resources to help keep workers safe from trenching and excavation hazards, including an updated trenching operations QuickCard provides information on protecting workers around trenches, including daily inspections, and trench wall safety and an updated webpage. ForConstructionPros [with video]