Scaffold collapses at Hackensack worksite

A scaffold collapsed at a building in Hackensack, New Jersey, seriously injuring several people Thursday, authorities said. The workers reportedly were installing a new roof. Seven workers fell a few dozen feet. Fox5NY

Dollar Tree fined $825K by Fed-OSHA

Dollar Tree Stores Inc. has agreed to pay a $825,000 fine to settle a complaint over safety and health citations at its stores. Under the settlement, the company will implement safeguards to protect workers from hazards related to blocked emergency exits, obstructed access to exit routes and electrical equipment, and improperly stored materials. WAVY (Hampton […]

A grilling and a show of force at NYC City Hall for construction safety

Thousands of laborers last week held a multi-hour demonstration at City Hall to draw attention to a recent increase in construction-site accidents and demand legal changes, after the City Council grilled the mayor’s buildings commissioner about the trend. Politico New York

Injuries, death and repeated safety violations at Columbus manufacturing plant

A Columbus, Ohio manufacturing plant is blamed for ignoring safety and putting workers in danger after federal inspections found 25 serious violations. International Technical Coatings Manufacturing, which makes wire mesh and steel products, is facing $131,000 in Fed-OSHA fines. The plant is the site of an April 2015 electrocution when a worker touched a live […]

Fed-OSHA cites Illinois metal fabricating plant

The Lyon, Illinois metal fabricating plant in Watseka was sanctioned and fined by Fed-OSHA for 15 alleged violations of exposing employees to unsafe levels of metallic dusts, vapors and noise. The violations are outlined in a citation the federal agency released on Wednesday, which include upward of $76,000 in potential fines. Lyon officials said they […]

Massachusetts worker killed in forklift accident

A 43-year-old Brockton, Massachusetts man was killed in a forklift accident at a warehouse in Easton Wednesday night. The incident happened at Pharmasol, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures personal hygiene and medicinal aerosols, liquids, gels and lotions. When firefighters arrived, the man was pinned between a forklift and a shelving unit and was bleeding and […]

Worker in fatal Easton, Massachusetts forklift accident identified

The man killed in a warehouse accident Wednesday night has been identified as a Brockton, Massachusetts resident. The 43-year-old worker died after being pinned between a forklift and metal shelving unit, according to a fire official. Wicked Local Easton

Man killed by forklift at New Jersey concrete plant

Authorities say a man was struck and killed by a forklift at a southern New Jersey concrete business. Winslow Township police say the 61-year-old was struck Wednesday afternoon when walked into the path of the forklift and the person operating it did not see him. The forklift was carrying a large hopper filled with concrete. […]