North Carolina man seriously hurt in fall at New Jersey worksite

A 58-year-old man was flown to a River Vale, New Jersey-area hospital with serious injuries after he fell about nine feet at a construction site Tuesday, authorities said. The Oak Island, North Carolina, man was working at a home and standing on the sill of the foundation when he apparently lost his balance, and tumbled […]

Man loses arm in Wal-Mart Distribution Center accident

A Wal-Mart employee lost his arm in an industrial accident at the Walmart Distribution Center in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania on Dec. 30. The man is still hospitalized, according to a Wal-Mart spokeswoman. The company would not release the name of the victim nor the circumstance surrounding the incident. Pocono Record

Fed-OSHA: Be cautious during flood clean-up

As residents in Illinois and Missouri recover from the rare and historic New Year Flood, health officials are warning about the hazards during the cleanup process. In some cases, the floodwaters can carry hidden risks from the sewage and other noxious pollutants they contain. KFVS (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

Mining deaths fall to historic low in 2015

Deaths in the mining industry, one of the most dangerous sectors for workers in the United States, dropped to historic lows last year. Twenty-eight miners died last year in work-related accidents, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the industry’s chief safety regulator. Down from 45 deaths in 2014, it’s the lowest figure […]

New Hampshire roofing contractor cited by Fed-OSHA

A Litchfield, New Hampshire roofing contractor is facing $152,460 in Fed-OSHA penalties for allegedly putting workers in danger of deadly and disabling falls, most recently in Manchester. Inspectors visited the site and said they found employees working at heights over 20 feet without fall protection and proper ladder safeguards. New Hampshire Union Leader

AIG sees profits in tracking workers’ moves

One of the nation’s largest insurers is searching for profits in construction workers’ vests. American International Group Inc. said it has invested an undisclosed sum in a maker of wearable devices designed to monitor the movements of employees in factories, on construction sites and at other hazardous workplaces to reduce on-the-job accidents. Nasdaq