NYC construction worker impaled on steel bars after a five-story fall

A New York City construction worker was impaled on four pieces of steel rebar after he fell five stories inside a building under renovation in the Flatiron District early Wednesday, authorities said. The victim plunged about 50 feet down a shaft and was impaled inside the 12-story building. The worker was listed in critical condition […]

Fed-OSHA investigating incident at Corpus Christi refinery

A January 4th incident involving a Valero refinery employee in Corpus Christi, Texas is being investigated by Fed-OSHA. The worker suffered serious burns after he sank through an area that was saturated with hot water. KZTV (Corpus Christi, Texas)

HEB recalls stainless steel cookware due to injury hazard

More than 40,000 units of a cookware set are being recalled. The problem is that the little metal discs that cover the cookware’s rivets can pop off and hit the user which may cause an injury. At this time, the company has received seven reports of the metal discs popping off. KZTV (Corpus Christi, Texas)

Fed-OSHA proposes fines against Green Bay manufacturer

Fed-OSHA officials are proposing more than $83,000 in fines against a Green Bay, Wisconsin manufacturer. Inspectors say the company failed to install guards and use recommended safety procedures to protect workers from moving parts of machinery the inspectors said could cause amputations or other serious injuries. The inspectors say the company also did not assess […]

Fed-OSHA investigates death of worker de-glazing bathtub in Cleveland

Fed-OSHA has cited South Euclid, Ohio-based Best Touch Tub & Tile LLC for six serious safety violations following an investigation into the July death of a 30-year-old employee who was de-glazing a bathtub. With the room’s door closed to prevent fumes from filling the living area, his only ventilation was the bathroom window kept open […]

Man dies on the job in Eugene; second workplace death in one week

An employee was fatally crushed Monday while on the job at Western Panel Manufacturing Inc., an architectural paneling and furniture plywood business in Eugene, Oregon. This is the second on-the-job death reported in Eugene in one week. Register-Guard

A new MRSA defense

Substances harvested from cannabis plants could soon outshine conventional antibiotics in the escalating battle against drug-resistant bacteria. The compounds, called cannabinoids, appear to be unaffected by the mechanism that superbugs like MRSA use to evade existing antibiotics. Scientists from Italy and the United Kingdom, who published their research in the Journal of Natural Products last […]