Chicago water department worker fatally injured in trench collapse

A 40-year-old city of Chicago worker was fatally injured when a trench he was working in collapsed around him Monday afternoon on the Northwest Side, according to authorities. The employee had been involved in a sewer-replacement project when the collapse took place. Chicago Tribune

Long-burning Louisiana pipeline fire finally extinguished, officials say

A raging pipeline fire in Paradis, Louisiana that erupted Thursday evening and sent flames high into the night sky, killing one worker dead and injuring two, was finally extinguished Monday. The fire ignited as workers were attempting to clean a section of natural gas pipeline with a device called a “pig.” The accident also forced […]

SpeedVegas closed until further notice after 2 die in Lamborghini crash Sunday

SpeedVegas executives, communicating through the company’s Facebook page, say the facility has been closed until further notice as investigators from Nevada OSHA determine why a Lamborghini Gallardo on an apparently routine run on the 1½-mile track — billed as the longest and fastest in the industry — lost control, crashed and burst into flames, killing […]

Colorado releases first-of-its-kind guide to cannabis worker rights, safety

More than three years after the state became the first state to open retail cannabis stores, Colorado regulators have unveiled a comprehensive guide to cannabis-industry working conditions. The first-of-its kind document combines industry best practices with existing workplace rules. The “Guide to Worker Safety and Health in the Marijuana Industry” was created by a working […]

Developer facing $186K in safety fines for project

Bill Barber’s project to turn a building in the Albany, New York warehouse district into a mixed-use development has come under fire from federal safety inspectors. Fed-OSHA found 19 serious violations in the $6 million development located at 960 Broadway. The complaint names Capital Siding & Construction LLC, an affiliate of Barber’s company Abar Construction. […]

Report: Recent Fed-OSHA rules vulnerable to congressional action

Workplace regulation experts believe that the Trump administration could look to strike numerous rules implemented by Fed-OSHA in recent years. But a recent report notes that a new Fed-OSHA rule limiting exposure to beryllium could be nixed without the arduous process of repealing federal regulations. Chem.Info

Doctors, international science organization back Fed-OSHA in silica rule fight

An international scientific organization and an organization of occupation and environmental medical physicians have come out in support of Fed-OSHA’s new rules on worker exposure to silica dust in several industries, telling the D.C. Circuit the regulations would reduce health impairments. Law360 [may require registration]