US Steel fined $170K after investigation finds workers exposed to asbestos

Fed-OSHA has fined US Steel $170,000 after an investigation showed the company exposed workers to asbestos hazards in February and March. Fed-OSHA said seven workers were given tasks that exposed them to asbestos during the first week of February, where five workers removed and replaced packing material containing asbestos and again in March where two […]

Employee suffers severe burns in pressure cooker accident

A 48-year-old female employee working in the cafeteria at the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Bridgewater, New Jersey suffered severe burns Friday when the top of a pressure cooker became dislodged and spewed hot rice. Fed-OSHA has been contacted. NJ Advance Media

Fed-OSHA fines New Jersey gun manufacturer $45K

On July 29, Fed-OSHA issued several serious violations to the Bayonne-based Henry RAC Holding Corp., which does business as Henry Repeating Arms, alleging that the company didn’t provide its employees with proper hearing protection. The company was placed in Fed-OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program following an inspection in 2012 that found multiple noise-related infractions, according […]

Chicago-area construction worker dies after fall

An Iowa man died Sunday morning after he fell while working at a construction site southwest of Chicago. The 42-year-old man fell from a beam while performing decking work on a building according to the local coroner’s office. Chicago Sun-Times

Man dies at Charlotte business after being run over by ‘yard hopper’

A 46-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina man was killed Sunday evening when he was run over by the same piece of equipment he was using to move tractor trailers from a loading dock at a north Charlotte motor freight company, according to police. He was in the process of moving trailers from the loading dock when […]

Fed-OSHA investigating forklift injury in St. Joseph

Fed-OSHA is investigating an incident that sent a 70-year-old man to the hospital last month after he was struck by a forklift at a St. Joseph, Missouri metal fabricating facility. St. Joseph News-Press

Louisville-area company faces $320K fine in worker death

Material Handling Systems of Louisville, Kentucky faces proposed fines of $320,400 for safety violations after one of its employees died in a fatal fall in Addison, Illinois. The 42-year-old Illinois man was dismantling equipment at a United Parcel Service facility when he accidentally fell 22 feet. Fed-OSHA opened an investigation into MHS and MHS Technical […]

One dead after cement truck crashes near Palm Beach airport

An man working on a crew pouring concrete near Palm Beach International Airport was killed Saturday morning with the concrete truck rolled over onto him, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The crew was reportedly preparing to pour a concrete curb near the site of a new gas station when the truck tipped onto […]