International Paper faulted for worker death

Fed-OSHA inspectors say International Paper was at fault for the death of an employee at the paper mill in Ticonderoga, New York. The 57-year-old worker died from serious burns while working in the facility power plant in January. Fed-OSHA is s proposing fines of $211,000. WCAX (Burlington, Vt.)

Wisconsin worker seriously injured in lawnmower accident

A 22-year-old worker was seriously injured when the lawn mower he was riding rolled on top of him Friday in the Town of Oregon, Wisconsin. The worker was mowing an embankment at a gravel pit for a landscaping firm when the lawn mower tipped and rolled several times, trapping him underneath. WMTV (Madison, Wisc.)

Worker burned at Norco in South Boise

An employee was flown to Salt Lake City with second- and possible third-degree burns Tuesday, after an incident at a Norco Inc. plant in South Boise, Idaho. The employee was taking two small, empty cylinders out to a dock, but they contained residual acetylene gas that may have been leaking. Idaho Statesman

Judge sides with Fed-OSHA in case of employer blacklisting truck driver

An administrative law judge recently agreed with the Fed-OSHA ruling that New Prime violated the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by blacklisting a former driver who refused to drive his truck while taking pain medication. The judge lowered the amount awarded by Fed-OSHA from $100,000 to approximately $20,000. Land Line Magazine

Fed-OSHA cites Wilmington manufacturer for safety violations

Federal inspectors recently cited Franklin Fibre-Lamitex Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware for a dozen safety violations that officials say exposed workers to fire hazards, electrical shock and possible amputation. Fed-OSHA has proposed leveling $86,800 in fines against the manufacturer of industrial plastics. The most serious citation accuses the company of knowingly allowing combustible dust to accumulate […]