Workers escape Florida crane collapse

A crane on a new police headquarters project in St. Petersburg, Florida collapsed Thursday morning. No one was injured in the incident and no damage was caused. WTVD-TV (Raleigh-Durham, N.C.)

Alabama restaurant employee shot in pre-dawn robbery

An employee was robbed and shot in the leg at a Meridianville, Alabama restaurant early Friday morning, about an hour before the business had opened. The employee’s injuries reportedly are non-life threatening. WHNT (Huntsville, Ala.) [with video]

Oregon: April is ‘Dig Safely Month’

Statistics show that buried utility lines in the United States are struck every six minutes. In 2016, an estimated 379,000 line strikes occurred nationwide, 20 percent of which were due to insufficient notice to the 811 service. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has proclaimed April as “Oregon Dig Safely Month,” reminding all homeowners and contractors to […]

Fed-OSHA stand-down targets Georgia roadway worksite injuries

Fed-OSHA is partnering with the Federal Highway Administration, the state of Georgia, and local government organizations and employers to sponsor events to train road construction workers on the dangers from roadway work activities, during National Highway Work Zone Awareness Week, April 9-13. Marietta Daily Journal

Chemical cleanup at Ohio water plant complete

Clean-up operations were completed Friday afternoon at the Middletown, Ohio Water Treatment Plant, following a chemical leak Thursday that injured two employees when powdered lime escaped from a storage bin. Journal-News (Middletown, Ohio) [with video]

Fed-OSHA nears end of probe into death at Ohio glass plant

Fed-OSHA reportedly has nearly completed its investigation into the March 20 death of a 57-year-old worker at the Dayton, Ohio Fuyao glass plant. A Fed-OSHA official declined to say definitively whether citations would be proposed in connection with the incident. The employee reportedly had been operating a forklift and was found wedged in between an […]