Whistleblower lawsuit filed against Lloyd Industries

Joshua Elbolde came to work as usual on July 11, 2014, signing in for his shift at Lloyd Industries, a Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania duct manufacturer. By the end of the day, his fingers had been crushed in a press brake. He lost his fingers; three had to be amputated. And he lost his job; he was […]

NIOSH issues suggestions to help workers adapt to the time change

Spring is in the air and with it comes the time change to account for daylight savings. Do not forget to set your clocks forward one hour this Sunday, March 13, 2016 or at least be ready for your smart devices to change their time spontaneously. However, according to NIOSH, the time change can create […]

Construction worker killed in 3-story fall in Smyrna, Georgia

Authorities say a 38-year-old worker died last week in an accidental, three-story fall during the construction of a new house in Smyrna, Georgia. The ma was working on drywall on the third floor of the house when he fell into an elevator shaft. WRCB (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

Injured worker may need 18 months to recover

A Jackson, Tennessee school system employee who fell from a ladder reportedly will need multiple surgeries and an anticipated 18 months of recovery. The incident, which occurred January 14, resulted in a TOSHA citation. Jackson Sun

Pilgrim’s Pride faces citations after worker injured in Alabama

Pilgrim’s Pride in Russellville, Alabama faces two Fed-OSHA citations after a machine operator was injured at work. Fed-OSHA said it began an investigation into the plant after the 53-year-old worker’s middle finger on his left hand was amputated. The accident happened while he was working to reassemble a chicken-part separating machine and the equipment unexpectedly […]

North Carolina worker dies in construction accident

An Eden, North Carolina man who was working on a roadway construction project in Guilford County has died in an accident. Citing the N.C. Department of Labor, WXII reports that the 28-year-old worker was struck by the counterweight of an excavator. Triad Business Journal

Victim identified in Ann Arbor tree-trimmer death

The Washtenaw County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the 28-year-old tree trimmer who died last week after falling from 40-feet above the ground onto a wooden deck. The worker was secured to the tree with a rope and harness/saddle when the bridge, which connected the rope to the harness, broke in half, […]

United to reinstate 13 flight attendants fired for walking off

United Airlines has agreed to reinstate 13 flight attendants who were fired for refusing to work a flight from San Francisco International Airport to Hong Kong in July 2014 because of “menacing” graffiti they perceived as a security threat. In January 2015, the attendants filed a federal whistleblower complaint with Fed-OSHA. AviationPros

5 steps to reporting a driver coercion claim – and how companies should respond

“The onus is on the driver,” says attorney Jordan Jones attorney and executive director of Truck Accidents Attorneys Roundtable, commenting on steps that drivers must take to file a coercion complain under the new regulations that went into effect on January 29. “The reporting requirements are actually pretty stringent.” FleetOwner