Fed-OSHA probes fatal Missouri tower collapse

Fed-OSHA is investigating a tower collapse in Fordland, Missouri that resulted in the death of a 56-year-old commercial tower worker on Thursday. He and five others were working about a 100 feet up on the 2,000-foot tower, installing structural reinforcements, when it crashed to the ground. Three of the crew members suffered injuries. KY3 [with […]

Fed-OSHA to investigate fatality on Ohio construction site

Fed-OSHA is investigating the death of a worker last week at a hospital construction site in in Grove City, Ohio outside of Columbus. The worker fell down an elevator shaft and was pronounced dead at the scene. News-Herald

Joint Commission wants increased focus on workplace violence in healthcare

The latest sentinel event alert from the Joint Commission says that healthcare workers and organizations need to better report and prevent workplace violence, including verbal abuse that hospital employees experience every day. The commission recommended removing all barriers to reporting incidents, including making sure there is no retribution or disapproval towards workers making these reports […]

Recycling plant says no fines issued in trailer accident

A company spokesman announced this week that no citations or fines will be imposed as a result of a September 2017 accident at an Owego, New York shredding and recycling plant. A 48-year-old employee of a trucking company was killed when another trailer tipped over and landed on the tractor of the vehicle he was […]

New Mexico electric co-op pays $4k fine

A New Mexico electric cooperative has paid a $4,000 fine that state regulators handed down following an electric arc that occurred between a distribution and a transmission line last October. Rio Grande Sun (Espanola, N.M.)