Chicago-area worker fatally trapped in sewer pipe

Fed-OSHA is investigating what caused a 22-year-old worker in Streamwood, Illinois to become fatally caught in a 24-inch-diameter horizontal sewer pipe on Wednesday as he was installing a liner to prevent leaks. The man was roughly 25 feet into the pipe, and rescuers were unable to reach him immediately because the liner had crumpled and […]

Fed-OSHA halves fines issued to Massachusetts company for temp worker injury

Fed-OSHA has reduced from $300,000 to $150,000 penalties issued to Shield Packaging Co. Inc. after a May 2016 accident in which a temporary worker was seriously injured when he was injected with a flammable propellant gas at the company’s Dudley, Massachusetts facility. The agency found that the company, which packages aerosol containers, failed to implement […]

Employee’s death at Texas silo spurs lawsuit

The family of a Texas man who was recently trapped and killed when the contents of a silo emptied on him has sued the company. The action alleges the firm failed to train the employee and did not maintain a safe work environment. Beaumont Enterprise

Family of Honolulu fireman files suit

The son of a 63-year-old Honolulu fireman who died in a training incident in 2016 has filed suit against the city. The fireman was on a sled being towed by water rescue craft over eight-foot waves and suffered blunt-force trauma to his head and neck. U.S. News and World Report

Fed-OSHA report cites improper use of harness prior to fall at Minnesota school site

An ironworker failed to properly tie-off his safety harness prior to his fall at a Bemidji, Minnesota-area elementary school construction site in September, according to his employer in a Fed-OSHA report of the incident. The employee fell at least 11 feet but reportedly was able to return to work in October. Bemidji Pioneer

Arizona students get a look at factory work

Arizona’s Kingman and Mohave Manufacturing Association recently took more than 100 high school students on tours of a dozen companies at Kingman Airport and Industrial Park as part of Manufacturing Day. The tours are intended to show students the manufacturing process, the supply chain of raw materials, finished products and distribution, in addition to helping […]