Silo collapse kills one in Tennessee

A worker was killed over the weekend when 30 feet of sawdust collapsed on him at a Johnson City, Tennessee silo. The worker reportedly had been cleaning up after a recent fire. TOSHA is investigating. WATE (Knoxville, Tenn.)

One dead after Denver construction site fire

A three-alarm fire in Denver’s North Capitol Hill neighborhood last week killed at least one person and heavily damaged electrical meters on multiple buildings. Fed-OSHA is investigating the worksite where about 50 people were building a five-story apartment complex. Denver Post

Montana nonprofit that cares for disabled adults fined after assaults on employees

A Billings-based nonprofit organization that provides care and supported employment for adults with developmental disabilities in four Montana cities has been fined more than $11,000 by Fed-OSHA after reports that employees were injured during attacks by residents with histories of violent behavior. Billings Gazette

Ohio public works employee recovering after trench collapse

A Dayton, Ohio-area public works employee who was buried up to his waist for hours last week in a trench collapse is awaiting medical approval to return to work, according to the city of Oakwood. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Dayton Daily News

FBI whistleblower wants probe of hazards at South Carolina training site

Michael Mulligan, a retired 21-year FBI veteran, is advocating for an investigation into possible health hazards that law enforcement officers were exposed to during a tactical training class last year at a former smelting facility with a long history of environmental problems. Mulligan claims that after he raised concerns about the South Carolina site, a […]

New law extends Fed-OSHA safety standards to Massachusetts municipal workers

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday signed a bill that will apply Fed-OSHA standards to all public employees, including municipal workers and quasi-public agency workers. The new legislation also will create a new OSHA advisory board to evaluate injury and illness data, recommend training, monitor the effectiveness of safety standards and determine if other resources […]

Fed-OSHA cites Pennsylvania company for exposing employees to dangerous chemicals

Fed-OSHA has fined a Salisbury Township, Pennsylvania machine manufacturing company nearly $15,000 for allegedly exposing employees to dangerous chemical hazards. The agency responded to complaints last August and charges that it found employees who were exposed to vapors from a degreasing operation in an enclosed space. Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)