Chicago-area man dies after 40-foot fall while working

A 60-year-old man died after falling 40 feet at a jobsite Friday afternoon in Crest Hill, Illinois. The fatally injured subcontractor was doing electrical work when he fell about 40 feet while standing on an industrial refrigerator. Chicago Sun-Times

Indiana steelworker, veteran died because of electrocution

A steelworker who died at Gary Works in September was electrocuted, a Lake County Coroner’s Office investigation found. Jonathan Arizzola, a 30-year-old Valparaiso resident and military veteran, worked as an electrician at Gary Works, U.S. Steel’s largest mill. He died while trying to fix a crane at the slab yard there on September 30. The […]

Report: 171 Wisconsin shipyards workers had elevated lead levels

The majority of 233 workers tested for lead exposure at Superior’s Fraser Shipyards had elevated levels of lead in their blood, according to a report released Friday from Wisconsin and Minnesota health officials. The Wisconsin and Minnesota health officials began a joint investigation in April 2016 after workers at Fraser Shipyards were exposed to lead […]

Steel beam crushes man to death at Pennsylvania company

A Bensalem, Pennsylvania company that was previously fined for a workplace fatality had another employee die on the job on Monday afternoon. A 57-year-old man was killed when a steel beam fell on him while he was working shortly after noon, reports indicate. Trentonian

Fed-OSHA issues recommended practices for anti-retaliation programs

A new set of recommendations from OSHA aims to help employers develop effective anti-retaliation programs that allow workers to voice concerns without fear of consequences. Released January 13, Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs contains five main elements of an effective anti-retaliation program. Safety+Health

After massive fines, Oklahoma employer got taxpayer cash

Oklahoma paid more than half a million dollars to a company after federal regulators levied a massive fine for workplace hazards, records show. Fed-OSHA fined Alfa Laval nearly $500,000 for dozens of serious workplace safety violations at its Broken Arrow site, including five repeat offenses. The fines were issued in May 2015 and the amount […]