OSHNC fines Port of Wilmington over worker accident

The Port of Wilmington was fined $10,500 by the North Carolina Department of Labor in relation to a Jan. 25 accident where an employee was pinned to a light fixture by a boom lift. StarNews (Wilmington, N.C.)

North Dakota man killed in mowing accident

A 51-year-old public school district employee was killed Monday, June 13, when the riding lawn mower he was using overturned while he was cutting grass on a hillside in Valley City, North Dakota. The weight of the mower, 1,300 pounds, is believed to have caused his death, according to police. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Forum of […]

Fed-OSHA: Investigation into Connecticut electrocution death could take months

A spokesperson for Fed-OSHA says it could be months before the agency concludes its investigation into the death of a Danbury, Connecticut contractor who was electrocuted in Wilton last Thursday. A preliminary investigation showed that the worker was in the process of placing a pole when he fell to the ground from a standing position. […]

Fed-OSHA fines Reich Installation Services after worker death at Kroger facility

Fed-OSHA has fined Reich Installation Services Inc. $121,800 after the death of an employee at Kroger Co.’s distribution center in Forest Park, Georgia. The agency alleged OSHA alleges the worker died in December at distribution center because the company failed to have a competent person inspect the rail supporting a scaffold system nearly 80 feet […]

Fed-OSHA cites Soundwich Inc. for 15 serious violations

Fed-OSHA has cited Cleveland-based Soundwich Inc. for failure to install machine guarding on some equipment and the exposure of workers to fall hazards and electrical safety hazard. Crain’s Cleveland Business

Fed-OSHA fines five companies after inspection of Nebraska project

Five companies involved in building a private student housing project in Lincoln, Nebraska face $115,000 in combined fines for safety hazards at the jobsite. Fed-OSHA inspectors found construction contractors were jeopardizing the safety and health of workers, some of whom were working five stories up, according to a news release. Lincoln Journal Star