Another Citgo plant worker injured

An employee at the Citgo Corpus Christi Refinery’s East Plant was taken to a hospital as a precaution after a security gate struck him. The man is a contractor working as a security guard at the plant, according to a statement from the company. The incident occurred Thursday, just before 10 a.m. Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Connecticut postal employee run over by box truck, seriously injured

A Wallingford, Connecticut man suffered serious injuries after being run over by a box truck Saturday evening, police said. The truck was backing up to one of the loading docks when it struck the 52-year-old a postal employee who was walking in the parking lot. Hartford Courant

Fed-OSHA alters confined spaces rule

On May 4, Fed-OSHA released a long-awaited final rule affecting the training requirements for employees working in confined spaces in construction, which now includes attics and crawlspaces — areas where HVAC equipment is frequently located. The rule, which took effect Aug. 3 and will be enforceable after Oct. 2, adds a new subpart to the […]

Fed-OSHA revisits injury, illness recordkeeping requirements

A public comment period on an amended Fed-OSHA rule, where the agency clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness over a five-year period, runs through September 28. Fed-OSHA proposes no new compliance obligations and does not call for any injury or illness records beyond […]

Suburban Chicago company cited for safety violations, faces $45,000 fine

An Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based company is facing fines of nearly $45,000 for exposing workers to various respiratory and electrical hazards. During an inspection in March, Fed-OSHA found that Bigston failed to test its full-face respirators and to train workers on how to wear them. The inspector observed workers with facial hair wearing respirators and […]

New Jersey company cited for amputation risks

A Newark, New Jersey recycling company cited by Fed-OSHA for unsafe workspace conditions is defending what it calls is a lengthy safety record in the city. Fed-OSHA issued 14 serious violations and recommended the company be fined nearly $54,000 after a July 16 inspection, the U.S. Department of Labor announced in a release last Thursday. […]

North Carolina man killed in workplace accident

Beaufort County, North Carolina authorities have named the place where a fatal industrial accident took place Friday, when a worker reportedly was pinned under a container. WITN (Greenville, N.C.) [with video]