Victim of downstate Illinois industrial accident identified

The identity of the 39-year-old worker killed Monday in an industrial accident at a Pekin, Illinois corn processing plant was released Tuesday by the county coroner. The worker died at the scene when a large metal piece of a corn drying cylinder fell on him as the dryer was being dismantled. Peoria Journal Star

Two workers killed in industrial accident at North Carolina transformer plant

Two workers died and a third was injured Monday after an industrial accident at the SPX Transformer Solutions Inc. plant in Goldsboro, North Carolina. An employee who had been working in a large transformer became unresponsive. Two other employees then entered the transformer to help the first employee and both became unresponsive as well. WRAL […]

Fed-OSHA official: Crane operator qualifications rule will differ from draft

Fed-OSHA’s forthcoming crane operator qualifications rule will be different from a draft previously issued, an agency official recently told stakeholders. The issue stems from stakeholder concerns that crane operator certification requirements under the 2010 Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule were insufficient to determine competency. Safety+Health

Fed-OSHA gives employees the right to know

Chemicals are an integral part of most, if not all, car care businesses. From foams and soaps to tire and glass cleaners, chemicals are used throughout day to day operations. Based on a study conducted by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found new evidence […]

Fed-OSHA cites Delaware ice plant after workers lose limbs

A Seaford, Delaware-area ice plant is facing $77,000 in fines after a second worker in three years lost limbs to the same machine. In May, a 20-year-old worker was breaking ice when he fell into an unguarded screw conveyor, according to Fed-OSHA. The same screw conveyor also amputated another worker’s foot in 2012, according to […]