Delivery truck fatally strikes worker in warehouse lot

A 63-year-old Bernie & Phyl’s employee was killed Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by a delivery truck in the parking lot of the furniture company’s warehouse in Norton, Massachusetts. The worker was bending over picking up a piece of trash in the parking lot when he was struck by the truck, police say. Sun […]

Fed-OSHA fines Bangor Raceway owner in track death

Fed-OSHA has fined the company that owns Bangor Raceway $5,000 in connection with the death of a longtime racetrack employee in September. The 64-year-old worker died after a starting gate vehicle struck him while he was on the track. Bangor Daily News

New York: Man dies in Montauk machinery accident

Police have identified the worker killed in an industrial accident Thursday morning as a 44-year-old of Hampton Bays man. East Hampton Town police said a Traverse telehandler with an extended forklift was carrying dock material and traveling north on East Lake Drive when it struck him. East Hampton Star

Pennsylvania worker dies in pipeline accident, PUC steps up calls for reform

A man operating a backhoe, who struck and hit an unmarked, high pressure gas line last July has died of his injuries. StateImpact reported on the incident last August in a piece about unmapped and unregulated rural pipelines. Gas and pipeline safety advocates say it was a tragedy that did not have to happen. But […]

Utah worker fatally crushed by piece of steel in industrial accident

A man was killed Friday morning after a large piece of steel fell on him at a West Jordan, Utah, construction site, police said. The steel structure weighed between 5,000 and 10,000 pounds and crushed the worker. Fellow workers quickly removed the beam and performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. KSL […]

Man charged with assault in Akron hospital guard’s stabbing

A man accused of stabbing an unarmed security guard at a northeast Ohio hospital has been charged with felonious assault. Thirty-three-year-old Andrew Wallace is being held on a $100,000 bond after a court appearance Wednesday. Online court records didn’t indicate whether he has an attorney. Police say Wallace stabbed a 54-year-old security guard Tuesday night […]

Four companies working at fatal crane accident have history of safety violations

Four of the companies performing work at the site of the new Hanover, New Jersey firehouse where two workers were killed by a five-ton generator that fell Thursday have each been cited for serious safety violations in the past seven years. A generator being hoisted by a crane fell onto two workers when a strap […]

Sinclair accused of defying North Carolina officials, operating unsafe cable car

Sinclair Broadcasting and WLOS are being accused of operating a cable car despite being told by the North Carolina Department of Labor to stop doing so because it’s unsafe. The cable car, also known as a funicular, gives engineers access to the Asheville, N.C. ABC affiliate’s transmission tower at the top of Mount Pisgah’s 5,720 […]

Fed-OSHA issues new guidance for healthcare and workplace violence

If you are an employer who provides healthcare or social services, it is time to dust off the workplace violence policy and review. Fed-OSHA has released new guidance for preventing or materially reducing workplace violence events in healthcare and social service settings. According to Fed-OSHA, BLS data indicates that 27 out of 100 fatalities in […]