Fed-OSHA cites central Missouri tree trimming company after employee injury

A Columbia, Missouri tree trimming business faces a $3,800 fine after Fed-OSHA investigated reports that an employee fell from a tree while working in January. It’s the second serious citation issued against the employer since August 2016, when an employee was killed on the job after being hit by a falling tree limb and crushed […]

Florida pedestrian bridge collapse investigation intensifies

Investigators are also looking into whether a stress test or the tightening of cables on site was the cause of the collapse earlier this month of a 950-ton pedestrian bridge under construction at Florida International University. Construction crews put the structure in place only five days before its collapse. Six people were killed in the […]

Worker fatally struck by train at DFW

A 54-year-old maintenance worker was killed at DFW International Airport early Wednesday morning after he was struck by a Skylink train car. Following the incident, the train system was taken out of service for two hours. Fed-OSHA is expected to investigate. Dallas Morning News

A noisy workplace can affect heart health, say researchers

Loud noise is one of the most common workplace hazards in the United States, with around a quarter of Americans reporting a history of exposure to high levels of noise while at work, according to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health researchers. Noisy workplaces represent a neglected risk factor for high blood pressure and […]

Seven causes of accidents on construction sites

In 2016, Texas had the highest number of fatal work accidents in the United States. Many occurred in the construction sector, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here are the most common construction site accidents and incidents that often result in construction workers seeking compensation. WOAI (San Antonio)

Fed-OSHA fines Georgia floorcovering company $13K following fatality

Fed-OSHA has fined a floorcovering manufacturer nearly $13,000 following its investigation into the September death of a 42-year-old employee at the company’s Chatsworth, Georgia facility. The violation, classified as serious, concerns machine guarding in the carpet roll-up area. On Tuesday, a 59-year-old employee at the facility died from injuries sustained after being struck by a […]

Free Black Lung screenings in 3 West Virginia counties

Using its Mobile Occupational Safety and Health Units, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is providing free Black Lung exams in four West Virginia towns: Ceredo in Wayne County, Delbarton in Mingo County, and Man and Logan in Logan County, Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30. West Virginia Public Broadcasting (Charleston, W.V.)