New Jersey worker fatally dragged into lathe

A 57-year-old worker in a Linden, New Jersey machine shop was killed after his clothes became caught in a lathe early Friday afternoon, authorities said. Police say the Newark man, whose name was not released, suffered injuries to his head and arm, and was pronounced dead at the scene NJ Advance Media

Suit alleges country club negligence in gruesome Dumpster tragedy

The sister of a private sanitation worker who was killed in 2014 while unloading a Dumpster at a New York City-area golf course has filed a wrongful death suit against the club on her brother’s behalf. The 40-year-old New Jersey man suffered severe head and torso trauma when a 10-foot Dumpster he was emptying onto […]

Michigan manufacturer fined in employee death

Ventra Ionia Main, a metal stamping and plastic molding business, has been fined $7,000 by the state for workplace violations tied to the death of an employee. The fine issued on Jan. 21 comes after a seven-month investigation by MIOSHA that began when the woman was killed on July 7, 2015. The manufacturer was cited […]

West report OK’d, stricter ammonium nitrate standards urged

Federal regulators approved a report Thursday that found inadequate emergency response coordination and training and careless storage of potentially explosive materials contributed to a catastrophic 2013 blast at a Texas fertilizer plant. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s unanimous vote also adopted recommendations that federal regulators set higher standards for safe handling and storage of fertilizer-grade […]

Federal safety board delivers final report on West explosion

The Texas Legislature’s efforts to beef up state oversight and avert deadly disasters like the 2013 West fertilizer plant explosion have been “not entirely adequate,” the federal Chemical Safety Board says in its final report on the disaster. The 265-page report, released Thursday, describes in detail every misstep leading to the disaster nearly three years […]

Alabama Hyundai, Kia supplier cited for amputation dangers

An Alabama auto supplier has been willfully exposing its employees to dangers that could lead to amputation, according to Fed-OSHA, which has proposed Daeil pay $171,870 in penalties. Fed-OSHA issued citations on Thursday for one willful, five repeated, 10 serious violations and one other-than-serious violation.

NIOSH proposes to study impact of worker wellness program

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is seeking comment on a proposed study aimed at determining the effectiveness and economic return of a state-sponsored workers’ wellness program. It seeks to understand such a program’s impact on traditional occupational safety and health programs. NIOSH is an agency of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control […]