Worker at Missouri business dies after being struck by machine

Fed-OSHA is investigating after a worker died Monday at a Kansas City, Missouri-area business. According to a preliminary investigation, Fed-OSHA said that the worker was troubleshooting a machine when the machine engaged and struck him. He later died. KMBC (Kansas City)

Worker breaks leg at Connecticut high school project

Officials with a Meriden, Connecticut high school construction officials reported last week that a worker recently broke his leg while erecting structural steel in the area of the school that will house the new band and choral rooms. Record-Journal (Meriden, Conn.)

Ohio: Plastics company fined for six safety violations

A plastic products manufacturer in Paulding County, Ohio has been fined $35,560 for safety violations found during an inspection. Violations included electric equipment that was not enclosed to protect employees from death or harm, and a lack of protective equipment for employees working in areas with potential electrical hazards. Toledo Blade

How to address Fed-OSHA’s Big 4 hazards in your workplace

There are plenty of hazards in the workplace today. But Fed-OSHA is focusing on its Big Four. Its current strategic plan includes a focus on the four leading causes of workplace fatalities in both general industry and construction workplaces. Business Journals

New oil tank hazard alert after Fed-OSHA fines two in 2014 worker death

Fed-OSHA has issued a hazard alert for tank gauging with particular relevance for operators involved in shale oil handling and storage. The action follows fines levied against two oilfield service companies in Colorado involved in a worker’s death at an oil tank site in 2014. Natural Gas Intelligence