Fed-OSHA joins investigation into Lake Pontchartrain oil platform explosion

Fed-OSHA is now one of the agencies investigating the October 15 explosion of the Clovelly Oil Co. platform near New Orleans. Seven employees and a contractor were injured, and an eighth remains missing. The platform serves three oil wells and one natural gas well, and the cause of the explosion was unknown as of Wednesday. […]

Milwaukee metals plant employee dies after crane magnet fails

A 42-year-old industrial worker suffered fatal crushing injuries Monday at a Milwaukee metals plant when an overhead crane failed. Officials say the man had been using a magnetic crane to lift a large steel plate when one of the magnets failed, causing the metal to fall and strike him. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Hampshire driveway project worker’s death spurs $11K in fines

A Concord, New Hampshire paving and excavation company has agreed to pay more than $11,000 in Fed-OSHA fines following the death of a man at a Concord worksite last year. The man was pinned between a compact track loader and a dump truck at at a site where workers were constructing a private driveway. According […]

Illinois: Streator manufacturer earns SHARP status

Teleweld Inc., of Streator, Illinois, has earned entry into the national Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. SHARP status exempts an employer from routine Fed-OSHA inspections during the period the certification is valid. The Times (Ottawa, Ill.)

MI Windows earns second VPP Star in two months

ADOSH has awarded MI Windows and Doors’s facility in Prescott Valley, Arizona with the Voluntary Protection Program Star distinction. Prescott Valley joins MI’s Gratz, Pennsylvania, facility in achieving a VPP Star. It is the second time in two months that an MI facility has received the VPP Star. Door & Window Market Magazine

Coalition protesting increased poultry-production line speeds meets with USDA

A coalition of poultry workers and officials from 13 nonprofit organizations and unions has asked that the USDA reject a poultry industry petition to allow faster and unrestricted line speeds in production plants, for three reasons: worker safety, animal suffering and consumer protection. The poultry industry has an injury rate two times the national average […]