Kitchen worker found dead in freezer at Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel

A kitchen worker was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at a well-known Atlanta hotel. The body of Carolyn Robinson, 61, was found Tuesday morning at the downtown Westin Peachtree Plaza, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world known for its cylindrical shape. Police will wait for an autopsy to determine whether the victim […]

Fed-OSHA set to issue silica rule

The Labor Department is preparing to issue controversial silica protections for workers. After years of delay, the Labor Department could finalize the silica rules as early as this week, after they were quietly approved by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Monday. One source speculated the Labor Department will announce the […]

New Mexico: State medical pot inspections leave a lot to the imagination

In New Mexico, state regulated programs are usually subject to rigorous inspection procedures, ensuring operations adhere to certain standards. After a review of public records by NM Political Report it appears that an often controversial state program may not applying rigorous standards to its participants. Last week the New Mexico Environment Department determined that medical […]

Fed-OSHA cites UltraTec for 2015 explosions

Fed-OSHA has cited Alabama special effects pyrotechnics company UltraTec for two explosions in 2015. The agency cited 15 violations, which total nearly $73,000 in penalties. The explosions happened October 1, 2015. Officials who responded said the explosions were minor and that no injuries were reported. WTVM (Columbus, Ga.) [with video]

West Virginia sawmill cited by Fed-OSHA

Federal regulators have cited a Princeton saw mill for alleged workplace safety and health violations, including a lack of protective equipment worn during the operation of a chainsaw. Fed-OSHA says inspectors saw workers within inches of an unguarded saw. Among other things, the company was cited for allegedly exposing employees to loud noises over long […]

Fed-OSHA: Nitrogen gas exposure likely culprit in TimkenSteel death

A fire technician at the TimkenSteel Faircrest plant in Ohio appears to have died from exposure to nitrogen gas, federal investigators said Monday. Fed-OSHA investigators said the tests of the room by company employees and local firefighters detected oxygen levels were less than 4 percent. Fed-OSHA’s initial investigation determined that nitrogen, which is used in […]

Fed-OSHA fines CS Truck & Trailer Repair Services $70K

Fed-OSHA has fined Lithonia, Georgia-based CS Truck & Trailer Repair Services Inc. $70,000 for allegedly exposing employees to falls, blocked exits and other workplace hazards. Fed-OSHA said it cited the company for 19 violations including allowing workers to use broken and damaged ladders, blocking emergency exits with vehicle parts and other debris and exposing employees […]