Construction worker falls to his death from Miami Beach condo

A 50-year-old construction worker fell to his death in Miami Beach Friday morning, police said. It’s unclear what caused the fall, but bystander video purportedly from the day before the accident shows construction workers climbing on the building’s balconies without safety equipment. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Miami Herald

US authorities warn Hyundai, Kia Motors over worker safety

US labor authorities have voiced concerns over excessive production demands made by South Korea’s biggest automaker Hyundai and its affiliate Kia Motors to their subcontractors at the expense of employee safety. Last June, a 20-year-old employee of the Ajin USA plant in Cusseta, Alabama was killed after getting stuck in a machine that had suddenly […]

Fed-OSHA: Overextended boom caused truck to tip over on bridge

Federal authorities are blaming an overextended boom for why a truck tipped over a Rhode Island bridge last year, leaving two workers suspended over the water before they were rescued. Workers located in the bucket of the boom truck were underneath the bridge inspecting the Tiverton structure on August 29 when the truck fell on […]

‘What I learned after nearly dying from electric shock’

“What do you get when you combine a barefoot 12-year-old kid, a basement and a plugged-in TV with the cover removed? Is the answer me, a near-death experience or an electrical engineer? The answer is all the above. I clearly remember the effects of electrical current through the human body. The painful shock with loss […]

Agencies investigating Western Refining incidents

Several incidents reported at Western Refining, including this week’s fire and chemical leak are being investigated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Fed-OSHA. People in the area of the refinery in Lower Valley reported large plumes of yellow smoke coming from Western Refining on Wednesday. KFOX14 has learned that the yellow smoke and […]