Hotel: Exit door was working after woman found dead inside

A downtown Atlanta hotel says it found no problems with the exit door of a walk-in freezer where a woman was found dead inside. The Westin Peachtree Plaza conducted repeated tests of the freezer door and found that the door handle “worked perfectly” after the 61-year-old was found dead inside, the hotel said in a […]

Seafood company where worker died had history of Fed-OSHA violations

Federal and Massachusetts state investigators are working to figure out what went wrong on the second floor of a seafood company leaving one worker dead. FOX25 has learned that the company was fined nearly $50,000 for violations just a few years ago. Some of those violations dealt with ammonia, the same product that leaked Wednesday. […]

Construction worker falls from 2nd floor of building in Downtown Jersey City: cops

A 40-year-old construction worker remains in guarded condition at a Jersey City, New Jersey hospital after falling more than 10 feet while working at a downtown property on Wednesday, officials said. The general foreman for A&R Homes told police he and the man were working on the second floor of the building, which is between […]

Workers breathe easier over silica dust rules as construction industry winces

The Labor Department on Thursday finalized new rules to reduce workers’ exposure to silica dust, a common mineral in construction materials that, when breathed in over time, can cause lung disease and increase the risk of cancer. The long-awaited rules, which update 45-year-old standards, are drawing criticism from some industry employer groups that say they […]

Fed-OSHA finds serious violations in fatal Beachwood Shopping Center collapse

Raymond Crosby showed up for work at the Beachwood Shopping Center on the morning of Sept. 24, expecting it to be a normal day. Crosby, 52, died that afternoon, when a roof at the battered shopping center collapsed on him. Fed-OSHA issued its inspection report on the accident today, half a year after Crosby was […]

Landslide at New Jersey school prompts Fed-OSHA investigation

Fed-OSHA is investigating a landslide that occurred while a company was performing work at Morristown Beard School in New Jersey on Thursday evening. A Fed-OSHA spokesman said no one was injured. Fed-OSHA began an investigation into the incident Friday morning. The extent of damage at the school wasn’t immediately clear. NJ Advance Media

Fed-OSHA reduces fine against company in worker’s drowning

Federal officials have reduced a fine against a construction company that was found negligent in the death of a worker in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Fed-OSHA fined the Ludlow company after finding it in serious violation of workplace standards following the July 31 death of a 28-year-old worker. Officials said portion of roadway for the sewer excavation […]

Fed-OSHA rules on anhydrous still debated

If Fed-OSHA succeeds in changing the rules governing the storage and handling of anhydrous, some fertilizer retailers have said they’ll stop carrying it. The retailer exemption from Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (PSM) rules is expected to end on October 1. Originally, in a July 2015 announcement that it would end the PSM […]