Southern Illinois man dies after lawn mower catches on fire

A 74-year-old man who was working for a a landscaping company in Shiloh, Illinois died Wednesday after he suffered burn injuries when his riding lawn mower rolled over. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Belleville News-Democrat

Southeast Michigan man falls, dies while working on chimney

Authorities in southeastern Michigan say a man was killed when a piece of lifting equipment flipped as he was working on a chimney. Officials say the 40-year-old was working from a scissor lift and was trying to move the equipment on sloped ground when it overturned. The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)

McDonald’s explains 6 days of no air conditioning in South Carolina restaurant

The thermostat on a portable air conditioning unit at a Cherry Road McDonald’s in Rock Hill, South Carolina read 94 degrees on Wednesday at lunchtime. It was nearly as hot inside the fast-food dining room as it was outdoors. The Herald asked company officials about the working conditions for employees inside the restaurant and they […]

Montana cabinetmaker facing $50,000 Fed-OSHA fine in exposure death

Fed-OSHA recently ordered a Columbus, Montana cabinetmaker to pay a $50,000 fine for multiple safety violations after the January death of an employee due to acute exposure to wood dust. Agency officials said they uncovered hazards that exposed workers to possible respiratory hazards, fire, explosion and amputation. Missoulian

Worker’s body recovered following trench incident in Massachusetts

Emergency crews on Friday recovered the body of a worker who several hours earlier became trapped in a sewer project trench in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The accident occurred when the trench relating to an ongoing sewer line replacement filled with water, trapping the worker. MassLive

North Dakota man killed in collision with oil tanker truck

A man was killed when the car he was driving hit an oil tanker truck west of Killdeer, North Dakota early Saturday morning. The man driving the truck was traveling from a well site to an off-load station and was not injured in the crash, according to officials. Inforum (Fargo, N.D.)