Four Mich. workers injured in wind-related accident at construction project

Four construction workers were injured, some possibly seriously, in a building collapse at a construction site near East Jordan, Michigan on Thursday. The employees reportedly were placing trusses on top of new stud walls when a gust of wind caused the trusses to give way. Four crew members were on top of 10 foot walls […]

Iowa OSHA investigating death of employee in grain incident

An agricultural services worker died following a grain incident Tuesday afternoon in Winthrop, Iowa. IOSH is investigating. According to the company’s website, the facility has two full-time employees and has the capacity to store 725,000 bushels of grain. The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa)

What’s your culpability when ‘unsafe acts’ lead to a workplace injury?

H.W. Heinrich, American industrial safety pioneer, indicated more than 80 years ago that 88 percent of accidents were caused by unsafe acts. While some Fed-OSHA guidance touches on the importance of implementing a fairly enforced disciplinary action program, the agency’s regulations put a strong emphasis on training. The Business Journals

Fed-OSHA fines N.Y. trash hauler in employee’s 2016 crush death

Fed-OSHA has fined a DeWitt, New York trash hauling company after an industrial accident killed an employee last May. The 58-year-old man was steadying a steel container on the lift-gate of a truck when the container rolled off while he attempted to hold it back. The container then fell on the him, crushing his head […]

Fed-OSHA suspends rule requiring employers to electronically report injury and illness data

In a move pushed by business groups including the Associated Builders & Contractors, Associated General Contractors of America and the National Association of Home Builders, Fed-OSHA last week suspended an Obama-era rule that required companies to electronically report their injury and illness records. Randy Johnson of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said firms were concerned […]

Fed-OSHA fines Universal Orlando following employee electrocution

Fed-OSHA has proposed more than $10,000 in fines for Universal Orlando after an investigation into the death of a 60-year-old ride technician, who was electrocuted on the Men in Black: Alien Attack ride last year. The agency issued two citations for serious violations and another for a minor one. Its investigation found that employees were […]

Explosion at North Carolina wood products plant kills employee

One of the two workers injured last week in an explosion and fire at the Unilin wood products plant in Montgomery County, North Carolina died in the hospital on Wednesday, according to a spokesman with the N.C. Department of Labor. Fox8 (High Point, N.C.)