Chemical spill temporarily closes Atlanta connector

All lanes on the on I-85/75 northbound in downtown Atlanta were closed following an early Monday crash between a tractor trailer and another vehicle, that caused a chemical spill. WXIA (Atlanta)

Child’s death in rotating restaurant not first freak accident at Atlanta hotel

A 5-year-old boy’s death in the workings of a rotating Atlanta restaurant is not the first fatal freak accident to have occurred at that hotel site. Just over a year ago, a kitchen worker at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel was found dead, locked inside a walk-in freezer. The child reportedly was visiting the rotating […]

Fines issued in 2014 death of Staten Island demolition worker still contested

The Fed-OSHA fines issued after the death, more than two years ago, of a 43-year-old demolition contractor employee in a Staten Island building collapse, are still being contested in court. Fed-OSHA proposed $121,000 in fines against Formica Construction, for violating demolition safety and permit regulations. Staten Island Advance

President solicits policy advice from industry groups

Across the government, administration officials are beginning to flesh out how they can scale back rules imposed by Obama and in some cases, his predecessors. The Environmental Protection Agency has emerged as the primary target, as is the Labor Department, according to a Commerce Department analysis. For example, the National Federation of Independent Business has […]

Fed-OSHA again announcing health and safety violations

Fed-OSHA’s announcement that it has handed down $1.5 million in penalties against a Boston company after two workers were killed in a trench collapse marks the first time in nearly three months that the agency issued a press release about an employer for alleged health and safety violations. Until Fed-OSHA made its announcement Wednesday on […]

How dangerous is Uber driving/riding?

Several Uber drivers have been charged in accidents involving fatalities, but there have also been numerous arrests worldwide. How safe is it? WYFF (Greenville, S.C.) [with video]