Worker crushed by packages at Buffalo-area FedEx facility

Tonawanda, New York police say a FedEx driver was killed Wednesday morning during a work-related accident. The 57-year-old Buffalo man was on a FedEx truck at the company’s freight facility when he was crushed by a pallet carrying 1,300 pounds worth of packages. The packages were against the back wall of the truck when the […]

Cleanup company faces fine after workers sickened by mercury

Fed-OSHA says a hazardous material cleanup company faces a $142,000 fine after several workers suffered mercury poisoning during work at General Electric’s main campus in Schenectady, New York. An investigation found several employees inhaled mercury vapor or absorbed liquid mercury through their skin. Fed-OSHA’s biological monitoring confirmed symptoms of mercury poisoning, which can include neurological […]

Electrocuted Alaska worker identified

The 57-year-old man who was killed by electrocution in Eagle River, Alaska on Tuesday has been identified. According to Anchorage police, he had been raising a truck boom when it made contact with overhead electrical wires. KTUU (Anchorage) [with video]

Nebraska tire stores earn SHARP awards

The Nebraska Department of Labor has recognized two T.O. Haas Tire retail stores in Lincoln under its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Award Program (SHARP) for their adherence to an “exemplary” safety and health management system. Haas Tire now has 14 SHARP-certified locations in Nebraska and four more in Kansas and Iowa. T.O. Haas is […]

Former Georgia plant worker not surprised at citations

A former employee of a Rockmart, Georgia plant said he wasn’t surprised to learn that the facility had been cited over safety violations after a fatal explosion. A 25-year-old man was killed and five others were injured in a February explosion at the JCG Farms plant. According to Fed-OSHA, the plant’s workers were not properly […]

Fed-OSHA cites Tyson plants for safety violations

Fed-OSHA has proposed fines totaling $85,500 against a pair of Tyson plants in Holcomb, Kansas for more than a half dozen health and safety violations discovered during February inspections. The agency’s Wichita area office issued the citations July 29 against Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. and Tyson Hides and Tannery. Hutchinson News

Pilgrim’s Pride cited for 22 health and safety violations at Florida plant

Greeley, Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride, the poultry division of meat giant JBS, has been cited by Fed-OSHA for 22 health and safety violations at its Live Oak, Florida poultry processing plant. Serious violations included subjecting workers to amputation risk via exposed machine parts, exposing workers to potential falls of up to 12 feet, not making sure […]

New Jersey prop company faces 20 safety violations, $47K fine

A Rahway, New Jersey prop manufacturing company has been issued a $47,600 fine and citations for 20 health and safety violations, according to Fed-OSHA. Among the other serious violations listed in the release are: obstructed exit routes, failure to develop hazard communication and respiratory protection programs (including medical evaluations for employees required to use respirators), […]

Safety agencies launch hearing-conservation technology contest

In an effort to encourage the development of technology to combat work-related hearing loss, Fed-OSHA, NIOSH, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration have partnered on a new competition. The deadline to submit entries for Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge is Sept. 30. Safety+Health