Hair salon allegedly fired stylist after husband reported safety hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a Philadelphia-area hair salon and its owners, alleging the business fired an employee because her husband reported alleged workplace safety hazards to Fed-OSHA. According to prosecutors, a plumbing backup in March 2017 exposed employees at the salon to sewage and chemicals. The owners allegedly ignored complaints of nausea […]

Explosion kills employee at Long Island pharma plant

A 59-year-old pharmaceutical worker died after an industrial accident Friday in Hauppauge, New York. A metal drum the man had been cutting reportedly exploded and struck him. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Newsday

Fed-OSHA cites employer for struck-by death of former boxer on construction site

Fed-OSHA has issued citations in connection with the death of a 60-year-old former professional boxer last year at a Camden, New Jersey construction site. The Philadelphia man was fatally struck by a piece of metal while working on the Camden Tower project site. The cited employer faces more than $151,000 in penalties. Cherry Hill Courier […]

Massachusetts roofer cited for conditions at New Hampshire site

A Milford, Massachusetts-based roofing contractor was cited for a third time over the last four years by Fed-OSHA for unsafe working conditions at a Nashua, New Hampshire worksite. Inspectors say they observed employees exposed to an approximate 25-foot drop from a roof without safety measures in place, and climbing ladders while simultaneously carrying materials. Proposed […]