‘Top Gear America’ will use track where two people recently were killed

“Top Gear” is synonymous with controversy in the United Kingdom. Likewise, the recently announced “Top Gear America” could become controversial here in the United States. The BBC announced Monday it will launch a new U.S. version of the motoring show in late 2017. Many initially were interested to learn who the new presenters are, but […]

What to expect when you’re expecting Acosta as Labor Secretary

By the time President Donald Trump’s first nominee for labor secretary withdrew from consideration, there was little doubt where he stood on the big issues facing the department. In contrast, his replacement, Alexander Acosta, heads into his hearing Wednesday with far more experience in government, but comparatively opaque views on key matters he’ll face at […]

North Carolina construction worker dies from fall in Asheboro

A contractor for Wright Brothers Construction was killed in Asheboro, North Carolina Monday. The man reportedly was disassembling a “screed,” a part used with concrete, when the outer section of the screed fell of its rail, causing the employee to fall. WXII

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in America

With spring and summer construction projects about to start, it’s time to look at accident prevention. Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. One in 10 construction workers is injured each year, according to Fed-OSHA. In New York alone, construction-related fatalities almost doubled in just one year, according to the New York […]

‘McConnell protecting business from red tape run amok’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has worked with a coalition of business groups to stand up for American home buyers and small businesses in an effort to reverse a recent power grab by Fed-OSHA, writes Robert M. Weiss, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Kentucky. Lexington Herald-Leader

Fed-OSHA no longer investigating Idaho trench collapse

Fed-OSHA will not be investigating a trench collapse that killed a Middleton, Idaho man because the victim was employed through his own business. Harold Foote, 58, was partially buried in a construction trench Saturday, according to a Canyon County press release. Idaho Press-Tribune

Fuyao resolves Fed-OSHA fines of $227K

Fuyao Glass America announced it has resolved its regulatory issues with Fed-OSHA after being fined $227,000 in penalties back in November. The U.S. Department of Labor’s watchdog office found multiple machine safety violations, which exposed workers to amputation and other serious injuries. Fed-OSHA officials said they received complaints from within the company about “deplorable” working […]