Fed-OSHA cites company in October roofing death in Nebraska

A Lincoln, Nebraska-based contractor is facing a $36,000 fine related to an October accident that killed an employee. The 39-year-old and a coworker were installing metal roof sheets on a structural steel building when he stepped into an opening created by the removal of the adjacent metal roofing sheet and fell about 20 feet to […]

Fed-OSHA fines company working in Middleton, Wisconsin, $69K for trench violation

Fed-OSHA has fined an excavation company working in Middleton, Wisconsin, just over $69,000 for exposing workers to dangers of trench cave-ins. Fed-OSHA cited A-1 Excavating, from Bloomer, for one safety violation for not providing cave-in protection for employees installing a sewer line in a 10-foot deep trench. WISC (Madison, Wisc.)

Three workers still critical after flash fire at southwest Kansas terminal

Three Groendyke Transport employees are still in critical condition in a Wichita burn unit after a flash fire occurred in the wash bay of the company’s terminal in Liberal, Kansas, according to company officials. The employees were in the wash bay when a tank trailer was being externally washed and a flash fire occurred Hutchinson […]

Fed-OSHA probe into death at New Jersey shopping center ongoing

It’s been nearly five months since a 52-year-old Keansburg, New Jersey worker died when a roof collapsed on him during the demolition of the Beachwood Shopping Center. He was part of a crew that had been contracted to demolish the eyesore. Berkeley Township placed a stop work order on the site after the accident, which […]

Safety sheets become more user friendly

The decades old rock of Fed-OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard has reached the end of its effectiveness and is being replaced by the simpler, Safety Data Sheet. The switchover to the single format SDS was announced in 2012 and the final deadline for replacing the MSDS has arrived. Air Force Space Command

Settlement reached in crane death of electrical workers in Massachusetts

A settlement has been reached in the case of two electrical workers who were killed when the crane they were working on toppled over in Bourne, Massachusetts. The Bourne Enterprise reports that the agreement between Fed-OSHA and Massachusetts Bay Electrical Corp. of East Boston includes thousands of dollars in fines and contributions to a memorial […]

NIOSH newsletter revisits truck driver survey data

A new newsletter begun by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at the end of last year, dubbed Behind the Wheel at Work, seeks to illuminate industry issues that can affect truck driver safety, especially for long-haul operators. In particular, NIOSH’s Center for Motor Vehicle Safety used the first issue of this newsletter […]