Closeup reveals damage to tipped-over crane in Cincinnati

In Cincinnati, a camera closeup shows what happened when a mobile crane tipped over amid construction at The Banks on Tuesday. The boom crumpled while extended to its maximum reach of 126 feet. The gib cantilevered against the side of the parking garage, lifting all four wheels of the vehicle off the ground. One of […]

Family who lost child in zip-line accident ‘shocked’ by state report

The family of a 12-year-old Wilmington, North Carolina girl who died last June in a zip-line accident at a YMCA camp said their daughter would still be alive had the course been inspected and regulated properly. The family is working with North Carolina state Rep. Ted Davis Jr. to initiate safety regulations on zip-lines to […]

Fed-OSHA updates hazard alert on scissor lifts

Scissor lifts have the potential to seriously injure or kill workers when not used properly, Fed-OSHA warns in a newly updated hazard alert. During a one-year period, Fed-OSHA investigated scissor lift-related incidents that killed 10 people and injured more than 20. All of the incidents were preventable, the agency states, and most stemmed from employers […]

Fed-OSHA Issues new whistleblower guidance

Fed-OSHA recently released a new Whistleblower Investigations Manual, clarifying its relaxed investigative standard of reasonable cause rather than the more restrictive preponderance of the evidence standard. National Law Review

Foundry worker in sand mixer killed when machine somehow turns on

A Lancaster County, Pennsylvania man was doing maintenance work inside a molding machine at a Quarryville foundry Monday when it somehow turned on and fatally injured him, officials said. Firefighters freed the man from the equipment. Lancaster Online

One dead in Green Bay work accident

One man is dead following a Monday afternoon workplace accident on Green Bay’s east side. No details have been released about the incident. Fed-OSHA is investigating and will release additional information as it becomes available. Green Bay Press Gazette

Fed-OSHA returns to scene where Ohio worker was trapped

A 29-year-old man who was trapped in a trench for more than two hours at a Huber Heights, Ohio home while working on sealing a basement has been released from the hospital. Fed-OSHA officials were not able to release any details on their investigation early Tuesday afternoon, but did confirm there is an active investigation […]

New Jersey contractor fined $58K for cave-in risk

A Kinnelon, New Jersey contractor was fined $58,000 for ignoring multiple safety concerns and willfully exposing workers to a possible trench cave-in at a Randolph site, according to Fed-OSHA. The investigation began Oct. 30, 2015, after Fed-OSHA received a complaint alleging an imminent danger situation of workers in an eight-foot-deep trench with no protective system. […]