New Hampshire construction worker crushed by roller

A 55-year-old New Hampshire construction worker died Saturday morning in the town of Webster after the steamroller he was operating slid down an embankment and crushed him. Fed-OSHA is investigating. NECN

Wisconsin man killed while inspecting truck in southeast Minnesota

A 20-year-old Wisconsin man died of severe head trauma after an accident at a Winona, Minnesota worksite where he was inspecting a dump truck. The box of the truck unexpectedly dropped, striking him on the head. Minnesota OSHA is investigating. Winona Daily News

NTSB investigating Minneapolis-area school explosion

A natural gas explosion last week at a Minneapolis school building, which may have occurred as workers moved a gas meter, resulted in the deaths of two people and injuries to at least nine others. The National Transportation Safety Board started investigating on Thursday. Boston Herald

Oklahoma: County officials skeptical of new labor rules

Muskogee County, Oklahoma commissioners are skeptical about the intent of state labor rules for public-sector employers that establish fines for workplace safety violations. Are they part of a revenue-grab by the state at the county’s expense? Muskogee Phoenix

Georgia recycling firm fined $10K after falling bale breaks employee’s leg

Fed-OSHA has fined a Dalton, Georgia-area recycling company nearly $10,000 following a January incident in which an employee suffered a broken leg when a bale of material weighing up to 1,000 pounds fell onto him. In November 2016, the same employer agreed to pay a settlement of $250,000 after the agency proposed fines of more […]

Wall crushes Boston-area construction worker

A 50-year-old construction worker died last week in Medford, Massachusetts, after an underground foundation wall toppled over on him. Fed-OSHA is investigating. MassLive