FedEx employee killed in third hub fatality in 40 months

A FedEx employee who was part of a two-person team assigned to unload an aircraft at the company’s Memphis International Airport hub was found dead Thursday under a motorized mobile conveyor belt system. She is the third FedEx worker killed in an accident there over the past 40 months. Commercial Appeal (Memphis)

Michigan employee trapped under water in trench dies

A 33-year-old Flint, Michigan-area man after being trapped underwater for about 20 minutes when a water main burst on Tuesday during construction work in the town of Burton. MIOSHA is investigating. News Tribune

Employee killed at North Carolina coal ash dumpsite

A 48-year-old man died last Monday after being run over by a bulldozer at a coal ash dumpsite in Nash County, North Carolina. The N.C. Department of Labor is investigating the incident, which occurred as the fatally-struck employee was working as a spotter for dump trucks. Rocky Mount Telegram

IOSHA notes corroded grating in report on sanitation employee’s death

Indiana OSHA recently presented its findings related to the July 5 death of a Richmond sanitation employee who was found submerged in a tank at a wastewater treatment facility. The agency cited six serious violations, several of which referenced corroded metal grating over the tank. Palladium-Item

Four northwest Ohio companies fined $84K by Fed-OSHA

Four Ohio companies, including two roofing contractors, have been fined a combined $84,182 by Fed-OSHA following recent worksite inspections. One roofer received a citation classified as willful for employees allegedly working on a 19-foot-high roof without a a guardrail, safety net, or personal fall-arrest system. Toledo Blade