Coast Guard confirms body is missing barge worker

The US Coast Guard confirmed that the body recovered yesterday in the Kill Van Kull between Staten Island, New York, and Bayonne, New Jersey, is the 55-year-old barge worker who fell into the water Friday evening. Jersey Journal

Family of fatally injured Wyoming worker continues to push for safety standards

Wyoming has long ranked as one of the most dangerous states in the country to work. A recent state report found 34 people died on the job in 2014, a 60 percent increase over the year before. Wyoming has recorded the second-highest rate of workplace fatalities in each of the last three years. Only North […]

Workplace violations found at fish hatchery in Michigan

A federal agency is blowing the whistle on another, saying it found serious workplace violations at a fish hatchery in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The U.S. Labor Department on Monday said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to follow guidelines for workers in confined spaces at the Brimley hatchery, near Sault Ste. Marie. […]

Investigation into deadly chimney fall at Yale power plant ongoing

Officials are still investigating a fatal fall that occurred inside a chimney at Yale Central Power Plant Saturday in New Haven, Connecticut. A 53-year-old man fell about 40 feet from a ladder inside one of the chimneys at the power plant Saturday morning, according to a fire official. New Haven Register

Fed-OSHA cites Ashley Furniture for safety violations, seeks $431K fine

Fed-OSHA has again cited Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. for alleged safety violations at one of its Wisconsin factories, saying the company failed to protect workers from moving machine parts. Proposed fines total $431,000. The company currently is contesting another $1.8 million in proposed fines from previous inspections at its huge factory in Arcadia, in western […]

South Carolina OSHA providing safety supplies during flood recovery

As the state begins to recover from the flooding South Carolina has experienced in recent weeks, South Carolina OSHA said it will provide safety supplies to emergency workers, employers and the public to aid and promote safety. WMBF (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

First solar plant in Arizona receives ADOSH recognition

The ADOSH Consultation Department will present Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Mesquite Solar 1 plant as a STAR Site through the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). This is the first time a solar plant in Arizona has been recognized and awarded by ADOSH. AZ Big Media

Fed-OSHA fines northwest Ohio auto parts company $112K

A northwest Ohio auto parts company has been fined $112,500 after federal inspectors found 20 safety violations at its manufacturing plant. The citations involved exposing employees to parts of machinery while the machinery was in operation, falling hazards on platforms that lacked guardrails, lack of lock-out, tag-out devices that resulted in unintentional operation of machinery […]