Nissan worker killed in Tennessee plant accident

Nissan released a statement identifying the 43-year-old maintenance technician who was involved in a fatal accident at the Smyrna, Tennessee vehicle assembly plant at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement. WRCB (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

Company in fatal New Jersey forklift accident has history of safety violations

The employer of the worker who died after falling from the end of a forklift on Friday in Pequannock, New Jersey has a history of workplace safety violations, according to federal records. GK Brothers Construction, LLC, was the employer of the 21-year-old man who fell about 20 to 30 feet at the construction site of […]

Philadelphia builders cited for safety violations

Fed-OSHA has cited a Philadelphia Chinatown-based construction company, saying it failed to protect its workers building new multi-family housing from falling or from hazardous conditions while working in a trench on June 10. Fed-OSHA has proposed penalties of $72,511. Philadelphia Inquirer

OR-OSHA awards large grant to Northwest Forest Worker Center

Oregon OSHA has awarded three grants totaling more than $92,000 to help develop workplace safety and health education and training programs. One of the recipients is the Northwest Forest Worker Center in order to prevent “struck by object” accidents among forest workers in Southern Oregon. The local center is receiving $40,000 from OR-OSHA. The nonprofit […]

Indiana worker fatally injured at River Ridge Commerce Center site

A worker was fatally injured as a result of “multi-system blunt force trauma” on a construction site at the River Ridge Commerce Center last Tuesday in Jeffersonville, Indiana. IOSHA is investigating. News and Tribune (Jeffersonville, Ind.)

Residents told not to drink water after explosion at chemical plant in southeast Kansas

A chemical plant in Neodesha burned last after an explosion injured three employees early last Tuesday in the southeast Kansas town. A 57-year-old man was taken to Wichita for treatment of burns, according to Wilson County Emergency Management. Two employees who complained of respiratory issues drove themselves to a hospital. Topeka Capital-Journal