Employers appeal Fed-OSHA fines for deadly Pennsylvania power plant accident

Two Ohio companies are appealing Fed-OSHA citations that the agency issued earlier this month in connection with the deaths last year of two workers at a power plant northwest of Pittsburgh. Five workers were in a pit performing maintenance at the plant on August 30 when they removed an elbow joint from a pipe that […]

Window-washer injured in fall from Massachusetts hospital

Fed-OSHA is investigating a window-washer’s 30-35 foot fall on March 17 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The 41-year-old worker fell while cleaning a window overlooking an interior courtyard, and reportedly broke his leg in the incident. Wicked Local

Construction worker injured in fall near Boston

A 30-year-old construction worker fell about 25 feet from a ceiling attic Monday afternoon at a Chelmsford, Massachusetts worksite. He reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Lowell Sun

Caught-in, caught-between construction deaths rising: Report

From 2011 to 2015, 275 construction workers were killed in caught-in/between incidents, which is more workers killed than in any other major industry, according to a recent report by the Center for Construction Research and Training. The iron working trade had the most fatalities during the study period, while helpers had the highest nonfatal injury […]

Auto parts manufacturer settles with Fed-OSHA for $1M

Fed-OSHA has announced that auto parts manufacturer Sunfield Inc. has agreed to a $1 million penalty and other compliance measures in connection with violations found at the company’s plant in Hebron, Ohio, after two workers were hurt on the job there in 2016. Law360 [may require registration]

Employee fatally crushed at Ohio glass plant

A 57-year-old employee at the Moraine, Ohio facility of Fuyao Glass America Inc. died after being crushed between a forklift and more than a ton of glass on Tuesday morning. The incident reportedly was captured on the company’s cameras. Dayton Daily News [with video]