Fed-OSHA: Illinois company exposed workers to asbestos

The top federal official for worker safety said Tuesday that an Illinois businessman’s “outrageous behavior” of bringing in Mexican workers to remove asbestos without safety gear warrants fines of nearly $1.8 million. Fed-OSHA levied the fines Monday. State Journal-Register

Federal, state safety net didn’t save worker from 2014 bear attack

Almost a year ago as 31-year-old Adam Stewart set out to survey a vegetation plot in the roadless, grizzly heavy Teton Wilderness, he appeared on paper to be a well-protected employee of a federal contractor. He was working under a contract with the U.S. Forest Service that said “safety is at all times the first […]

Garbage truck runs over New Jersey worker’s foot

A garbage truck ran over an employee’s foot and lower leg during a workplace accident in Cedar Grove, New Jersey on August 3. According to police, the incident took place when the 23-year-old employee tried to jump on to the rear of the truck while it was reversing and missed the step, dropping into the […]

Ohio: Ambulance company cited for 14 health violations

Fed-OSHA is proposing $235,800 in fines for Lifefleet ambulance services, which is based in North Lima, Ohio. Cited violations include not properly protecting employees from exposure to blood and other bodily fluids. WFMJ (Youngstown, Ohio)

Fed-OSHA cites Alabama fireworks facility for safety violations after deadly explosion

Fed-has issued multiple citations to Ultratec Special Effects in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama after a February explosion at the fireworks manufacturing facility killed two workers. The agency has proposed penalties of $66,221 involving 13 serious and one other-than-serious safety citations. Serious violations include the company not updating the process safety management system to identify and […]

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

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