Fatal workplace injuries increase in Ohio

Ohio is one of 24 states where deaths on the job increased last year from the year before, according to newly updated state and federal data. There were 184 work-related fatalities across all occupations statewide in 2014, compared to 149 the year before, according to Ohio Department of Health, which tracks the state-level statistics in […]

Illinois drowning victim’s identity released

Police have released the identity of the 18-year-old victim of a fatal lawn-mowing accident in downstate Illinois. the worker was operating a commercial mower Wednesday when his mower rolled into a pond and trapped him beneath it. Belleville News-Democrat

Trawl fleet workers face huge injury risk, NIOSH says

Workers on trawl fleet vessels off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea and around the Aleutian Islands have an injury risk 4 times greater than the average U.S. worker, a new NIOSH fact sheet warns. Safety+Health

3 companies cited, fined for fatal scaffolding collapse in Raleigh

Three companies involved in a fatal construction accident in downtown Raleigh have been issued citations by the North Carolina Department of Labor, the department reported Wednesday. The three were killed when the scaffolding they were standing on plummeted five stories to the ground. WNCN (Raleigh, N.C.)

History of violations surfaces after TVA contract worker falls, dies

A worker contracted through TVA died from injuries he received after falling 20 feet while on the job in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The worker fell into a culvert while trying to paint the building, through a grate that he had moved. WRCB (Chattanooga, Tenn.) [with video]

Contractors fined for injury, collapse at Portsmouth demo site

Two contractors committed serious violations that led to the injury of a worker at the former Olde Port Traders property in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as well as the collapse of a brick wall during demolition at the same site, according to Fed-OSHA. Seacoastonline.com

4 facts you should know about OSHA inspections

Even if your business diligently adheres to its workplace safety plan, there is still potential you will one day face an inspection. Here are four things businesses should know about OSHA inspections. Chicago Business Journal

Proposed penalty for Great Dane lowered from $8,000 to $1,000

In Brazil, Indiana, officials from Great Dane released a statement Wednesday afternoon that their proposed penalties would be reduced. IOSHA is proposing penalties after the death of a worker in June. Its original report had outlined eight possible safety violations in connection with the accident in June that killed 23-year-old assembly line worker. WTHI (Terre […]