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Two employees fatally struck by train

Two CSX employees working on a track were fatally struck by an Amtrak train near Washington, D.C.’s Union Station late Tuesday night. WUSA (Washington, D.C.) [with video]

Study fails Kansas, nine other states on preventable deaths

Kansas is one of 10 states to receive a failing grade on a National Safety Council report on preventable deaths. The state’s grade includes both home and community safety, and workplace safety. No states received an overall A. Topeka Capital Journal

Amsted Rail fined more than $600K, put in SVEP

Fed-OSHA has fined Amsted Rail more than $610,000 for multiple alleged safety violations at Groveport, Ohio plant. The cited violations follow a January incident in which a 60-year employee suffered a crushed leg while performing maintenance on machinery. Additionally, four employees allegedly were exposed to excessive levels of silica. The company also has been placed […]

Employer falls to death at Detroit arena site

An electrical worker fell 75 feet to his death from a catwalk while working at a Detroit arena construction site Monday morning. The 21,000 seat venue is scheduled to open in September and will host professional hockey and basketball. MLive

Acosta defends Labor Department’s committment to enforcement

Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta on June 27 appeared before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee to address the department’s fiscal year 2018 budget request and defend Fed-OSHA’s plans for enforcement. The Trump administration has proposed decreasing the Labor Department’s budget by $2.4 billion. Fed-OSHA is in line to […]

Water campaign for N.C. farmworkers

The Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Dunn, North Carolina is raising money to make personal water carriers to donate to farmworkers in the state. The ministry hopes to raise $25,000 to make and distribute 3,000 water carriers, small canvas pouches meant to hold a bottle. The interior of a pouch is lined with felt to keep […]