Roofing company owner gets prison in worker’s fatal fall

The owner of a suburban Philadelphia roofing company is heading to prison in connection with the fatal fall of an employee in 2013. Prosecutors say he failed to provide fall protection equipment and tried to cover it up by lying to federal inspectors. The Meadowbrook man also admitted to asking employees to lie and say […]

1 dead, several injured in rack collapse at Virginia business

One person is dead and several others are injured after a storage rack collapsed at a Manassas, Virginia business Tuesday afternoon. Around 3:40 p.m., a storage system inside a large walk-in freezer collapsed and trapped several workers at the Reinhart Foodservice building, according to a fire official. The shelves that fell in the freezer were […]

Fed-OSHA cites plumbing company in fatal trench collapse

Fed-OSHA has cited and fined a western Pennsylvania plumbing company in a fatal trench collapse last year. The agency says A Rooter Man of Pittsburgh must pay $174,000 in penalties stemming from the death of the 21-year-old man. Officials say he was part of a crew that was installing a sewer line in Butler County […]

Fed-OSHA: No protective materials found at Ohio construction site where worker was killed

Federal inspectors probing the Aqua Ohio construction site where a worker was killed Tuesday found no evidence that the company reinforced the wall of the trench that eventually collapsed, according to Fed-OSHA. The employee was killed when dirt from the 6- to 8-foot-deep trench collapsed on him while a crew was moving a water line. […]

Fed-OSHA cites garden store chain for worker safety violations

Federal regulators found 16 labor violations after investigating a Houston Garden Centers store and fined the company $117,000, Fed-OSHA reported Monday. The local Fed-OSHA office initiated the investigation after getting a complaint of an unreported hospitalization in December in which an employee fell from a container that was lifted by a forklift. The agency found […]

Lead paint confirmed at Wisconsin shipyard

Lead paint has been found on surfaces and work areas at Fraser Shipyards in Superior, Wisconsin. Fed-OSHA has opened an investigation. According to the agency’s website, the emphasis of the investigation is on lead, and chrome 6, or hexavalent chromium. Fox21 (Duluth, Minn.)