Business is booming for crime-scene cleaners

In starting Naperville, Illinois-based Bio-One Chicago last year, Bill Muir and his wife, Dawn, joined the ranks of a profession that blends the demeanors of a funeral home director and grief counselor with a construction contractor who has a strong stomach and intimate knowledge of biohazard disposal. It also is a largely unregulated profession experiencing […]

Fed-OSHA investigating death of Missouri tree trimmer

Fed-OSHA started an investigation Monday into the death of a Columbia, Missouri tree trimmer. The 25-year-old employee of a tree service company died after a tree limb fell on him Wednesday, according to police. Columbia Daily Tribune

Worker at Jersey City rail facility killed when container falls on him

A worker at a Jersey City rail and shipping facility died in an industrial accident when a container crushed the machine he was operating. A source said the victim, an employee of a company that contracts with Norfolk Southern, was lifting a storage container using a motorized container handler when the freight fell and crushed […]

Painter dies after falling from New Jersey water tower

A man working with a painting crew on a municipal water tower in Denville, New Jersey fell to his death Monday, police said. The man, identified only as a 37-year-old Newark resident, was sandblasting and painting the tower with a crew in the woods behind a high school when he authorities say he fell about […]

Tyson Foods faces $263K fine after Texas worker suffers finger amputation

Tyson Foods faces a potential fine of more than $263,000 after an employee suffered a finger amputation and federal inspectors found more than a dozen serious violations at the company’s chicken processing plant in Center, Texas. Inspectors found two repeat and 15 serious violations after responding to a report of the amputation, and said workers […]

Chemical Safety Board joins Sunoco inquiry

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is joining the investigation into the Friday night fire at Sunoco Logistics in which seven contract workers were injured, including four who were critically burned. Three others were treated and released from local hospitals. Media reports state that all of the injured were contractors engaged in work activities on a […]

Fed-OSHA issues $21K in fines over Ohio River crane collapse

The companies building an eastern Ohio River bridge have been fined $21,379 in connection with a February crane collapse earlier, according to Fed-OSHA. Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour were reported the morning of the collapse. No one was injured, but a worker who fell into the river had to be rescued. WDRB […]