Harrison Ford lucky he wasn’t killed on ‘Star Wars’ set

Harrison Ford could have been killed when he broke his leg on the set of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” during filming in 2014, according to a London court document reported on by The Guardian. Disney-owned Foodles Production pleaded guilty to two health and safety legislation breaches in connection with Ford suffering severe injuries when […]

Log truck driver killed in Oregon when log falls from top of his trailer

A 55-year-old log truck driver from Salem, Oregon was killed late Wednesday morning when a log fell from the top of his trailer and struck him, according to the Linn County sheriff. The worker had stopped to re-secure the load on the trailer about four miles from the landing site where it was loaded. When […]

Coroner: Woman killed at York, Pennsylvania’s Johnson Controls

A worker died at Johnson Controls’ East York plant in Spring Garden Township, Pennsylvania on Wednesday night when a massive air-conditioning unit fell on top of her, according to a news release from the coroner. It happened as she was helping to load a 3,200-pound commercial air-conditioning unit onto a trailer, the release states. She […]

Cincinnati Fire Department making changes in wake of firefighter’s death

Cincinnati’s fire department is making equipment and procedure changes after the death of a firefighter last year. AO Daryl Gordon died after falling down an elevator shaft while fighting a fire at an apartment building in March 2015. While searching the fifth floor, he became separated from his crewmates. His crew discovered an elevator door […]

Fed-OSHA fines Cleveland stone firm $63K

Fed-OSHA has cited Cleveland Granite & Marble for two alleged willful, three alleged repeated and two alleged serious violations, according to a news release. The stone fabricator faces $63,360 in proposed penalties. The inspection in which OSHA found the alleged violations took place in February. The release stated that similar violations exposing workers to hearing […]

Fed-OSHA’s requirements for establishing compliant exit routes are clear

According to Fed-OSHA, at least two exit routes must be available to permit quick evacuation of employees and other occupants in the event of an emergency. Standard 29 CFR 1910 Subpart E says the exit routes have to be located as far away from each other as possible so that if one route is blocked […]

Fed-OSHA says ‘negative’ to post-accident testing

Buried in Fed-OSHA’s impending final rule on electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses is this little nugget. Fed-OSHA believes that you violate the law if you require an employee to take a post-accident drug test, according to attorney Jon Hyman. Workforce

Massachusetts company faces $65K fine for trench-related violations

An Andover, Massachusetts company faces $65,000 in fines after Fed-OSHA found unsafe working conditions in a trench in Stoneham. Inspectors reportedly found employees of the water and sewer line contractor working in a trench that was more than six feet deep and was not properly shored or otherwise protected against collapse. In addition, there was […]