Fumes sicken employees at New Jersey nuclear reactor

In what the company labeled an “unusual event,” seven employees were sickened by fumes inside of a nuclear reactor containment building Thursday evening, when hydrazine fumes built up inside the building. NJ Advance Media

Man electrocuted working on Pittsburgh home

A 21-year-old man who was moving planks near power lines while working on a Pittsburgh home died Thursday after suffering an electric shock. Fed-OSHA is investigating. WPXI

Fed-OSHA warned Alabama federal training center about masks

Fed-OSHA in late 2016 warned the director of a federal training center in Anniston, Alabama that trainees’ use of a certain kind of protective mask violated the agency’s standards, but in a subsequent letter to one of two people who tipped the agency about the matter the same Fed-OSHA official wrote that the center hadn’t […]

Energy employee injured at Massachusetts facility

Fed-OSHA is investigating an incident in which an Eversource Energy employee came in contact with an electrical line at the company’s power facility in Medway, Massachusetts Thursday afternoon. Milford Daily News

Safety lapses reportedly led to fatal explosion at Florida chemical plant

An August 2016 explosion that occurred when a nitrous oxide trailer truck exploded at the Airgas manufacturing facility in Cantonment, Florida, killing a 32-year-old employee, was likely a result of inadequate safety measures at the facility, according to a U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board report. The CSB concluded the blast was most likely […]

New Mexico: Meeting addresses oilfield, transportation

At a meeting last week in Carlsbad, New Mexico, 75 attendees including the bureau chief of the New Mexico Department of Health’s Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau discussed how to make oilfield work and transportation safer. The 2014 occupational transportation fatality rate in New Mexico was more than three times greater than the rest of the […]