2 die in fiery crash at SpeedVegas racetrack

Two men died after a car crash and fire Sunday at the SpeedVegas racetrack in Las Vegas. The car’s driver, a male customer in his 30s, and an instructor, a male in his 50s who was in the passenger seat, were killed in the crash Sunday afternoon, according to police. Fed-OSHA is expected to investigate […]

Obama quietly rewrote rule to give labor more access to nonunion workplaces

The Labor Department has been using a provision in the Occupational Safety and Health Act as a way to give labor representatives access to nonunion workplaces they wouldn’t otherwise be able to get into. The department started the move three years ago by reinterpreting a section of the act that was meant to ensure that […]

Illinois: Madison County asbestos trial continues

A Michigan teacher’s asbestos lawsuit alleging asbestos exposure from grinding brakes is still at trial in a Madison County, Illinois courtroom. The trial began last Tuesday. The nation’s busiest asbestos docket typically sees an average of one asbestos trial per year. Madison-St. Clair Record

Alabama tragedy shines light on dangerous factory conditions

After a young Alabama woman’s fatal accident, a new, yet familiar, light is being shined on many low paying labor jobs in the United States. According to the Financial Times, Regina Elsea, 20, of Chambers County, Alabama, was planning to walk down the aisle on her wedding day two weeks before she was killed in […]

$1.75 million settlement reached after fatal accidents at Virginia Goodyear plant

Goodyear will pay $1.75 million in penalties following state investigations into four workplace deaths at the Danville plant over a one-year period. The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s VOSH program announced Friday a joint settlement agreement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the United Steelworkers union with respect to the department’s investigations of […]

Pipeline worker missing as fire blazes on a full day later

A natural gas pipeline in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana that erupted in flames Thursday night was still ablaze almost a full day later, with one worker missing and another recuperating in a hospital burn unit. Officials and plant workers could do little Friday but seal off the section of pipe that caught fire and wait […]

Investigation: Workplace deaths not among top Fed-OSHA fines

In the past two years in Ohio, at least 44 people have died from injuries and accidents in the workplace but many companies involved either contested the citations or did not pay a fine more than $40,000. The Dayton Daily News’ investigation found that several companies cited for violations that contributed to the deaths of […]

Labor poster scammers targeting North Carolina businesses

Employers are being warned about a poster scam by the N.C. Department of Labor. Multiple reports have been filed of persons using scare tactics or threatening language in an attempt to sell labor law posters to employers, a news release said. To carry out the hoax, scammers pose as either government officials or as acting […]