A year later, cause of fatal Tarpon Springs explosion remains a mystery

Nearly a year after an explosion erupted at a fuel facility in Tarpon Springs, Florida officials have not determined what caused a gas cylinder to rupture and kill an employee. The state fire marshal’s office closed its investigation into the MagneGas Corp. explosion earlier this year, concluding it was an accident, but the agency couldn’t […]

Beer giant agrees to implement safety measures at New Jersey warehouse; pays $150K fine

A Jersey City, New Jersey distribution warehouse for alcoholic beverage giant Anheuser-Busch has agreed to implement and maintain enhanced safety measures for employees following Fed-OSHA’s investigation into hazardous conditions at the facility. Fed-OSHA announced the settlement 15 months after Anheuser-Busch Sales of New Jersey was ordered to pay a $160,000 fine for a number of […]

Company found negligent in man’s death during trench collapse

Fed-OSHA announced a $174,000 penalty to A Rooter Man of Pittsburgh LLC, finding the Hookstown-based plumbing contractor knowingly took unnecessary risks that led to a fatal trench collapse in September. A 21-year-old employee who had been hired just three weeks before the accident on September 28, was killed installing a sewer line 11 feet underground […]

Fed-OSHA cites spiedie sauce plant after worker’s fall

The Rob Salamida Co. food manufacturing plant in Johnson City, New York has been cited for a dozen workplace safety violations and is facing $79,600 in possible fines after an employee was seriously injured in September when he fell into a 3,000-gallon tank with three inches of vinegar in it. Fed-OSHA said the company, which […]

Reisman: ‘The most dangerous job in America’

Driving a taxi is a hazardous occupation in a congested city of one-way streets and double-parked cars. The possibility of being robbed or assaulted is always present, especially in the early morning hours. But there are mouths to feed and bills to pay, and so cabbies must play the odds when they pick up strangers. […]

Report issued in death of Vermont trooper

The Vermont Department of Public Safety can avoid being cited in connection with the death of a state trooper if the department complies with a plan laid out in an agreement with the state Labor Department, according to the settlement document. The document released Monday was prepared following an investigation by Vermont OSHA into the […]

Fed-OSHA settles with Dover Greens to pay $700K in asbestos cleanup violation fines

The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement agreement with Dover Greens LLC, formerly known as Olivet Management LLC, which requires the real estate development and management company to provide and maintain enhanced safeguards for workers renovating the former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Dover Plains. The company was also fined $700,000. Fed-OSHA cited […]

NIOSH: Construction workers at high risk for traumatic brain injuries

Construction workers sustain more traumatic brain injuries than employees at any other type of workplace in the United States, according to a recent report from NIOSH. Safety interventions must be emphasized in the construction industry, in which more than 2,200 workers died of a traumatic brain injury from 2003 to 2010, researchers said. Safety+Health

Fed-OSHA reports on findings from Severe Injury Reporting Program

As of January 1, 2015, employers have been required to report any work-related amputation, in-patient hospitalization, or loss of an eye to Fed-OSHA within 24 hours of the incident. Fatalities must be reported within 8 hours. Fed-OSHA hoped that these requirements would have the following two consequences: the reporting requirements would allow their resources to […]