Family’s attorneys look for mesothelioma link at Connecticut plant

Lawyers for the family of a former Pratt & Whitney employee who died from mesothelioma are looking for information about possible asbestos use at the East Hartford, Connecticut plant. They are seeking former maintenance employees who worked there in the late 1960s. Journal Inquirer (Manchester, Conn.)

Fed-OSHA investigating carpenter’s fall at Massachusetts jobsite

Fed-OSHA is investigating what caused a carpenter to fall as much as 15 feet from a ladder onto a deck at a residential jobsite on Tuesday morning in North Falmouth, Massachusetts. The man reportedly suffered serious but not critical injuries. Cape Cod Times

NIOSH says it was not consulted about limiting Kentucky black lung claims reviews

An analysis of state data has found that state black lung claims in Kentucky have risen about 40 percent since 2014, but the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that it was not consulted by Kentucky lawmakers about a new law that mostly limits diagnoses to pulmonologists working for coal companies. WAMU (Washington, […]

Seegrid announces 1 million safe miles for its self-driving vehicles

According to Fed-OSHA, someone dies every three days in a forklift accident in the U.S., and each year 34,900 serious injuries occur. Seegrid has announced that its vision-guided vehicles have logged more infrastructure-free miles at customer sites than any other infrastructure-free AGV company. Modern Materials Handling

Agriculture: Proper grain condition first step toward accident prevention

This is Stand-Up for Engulfment Prevention Week. Entrapment accidents often occur when someone enters the bin to free a blockage without shutting off the power. Taking the proper steps to store grain long-term can go a long way in preventing potentially hazardous situations. Successful Farming/