Construction workers who fell down Florida elevator shaft ID’d

Authorities have officially identified the two construction workers who fell inside a maintenance elevator more than 10 floors to their deaths on Wednesday in Naples, Florida. The incident occurred during the 5th annual Stand Down for Safety week hosted by Fed-OSHA to prevent construction work-related deaths. WINK [with video]

Fed-OSHA urges employers to address fall safety as construction season begins

Ten workers died in South Dakota in 2016 and 2017, and seven of them worked in construction. May 7-11 was designated National Safety Stand-down week by Fed-OSHA, designed to encourage employers to take a break and plan to stop fatal falls. As construction season kicks off in the region, Fed-OSHA’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota area […]

Fed-OSHA confirms death at Alabama metallurgical plant

Fed-OSHA is investigating an incident that resulted in the burn-related death of a 26-year-old employee of a Selma, Alabama metallurgical plant last month. Another employee also reportedly was injured in the incident. Selma Times Journal

TOSHA: Workplace deaths on the rise

Tennessee OSHA reports that the agency is seeing a “disturbing” increase in the number of workplace deaths this year, including in the northeast part of the state. WJHL (Johnson City, Tenn.) [with video]

Fed-OSHA cites New York cosmetics maker following deadly November fire

Fed-OSHA has fined cosmetics manufacturer Verla International of New Windsor, New York more than $281,000 for allegedly failing to protect employees from dangerous chemicals and other hazards, following a November fire and explosion that resulted in the death of a 57-year-old employee. Two cited violations are classified as repeat. Times Herald-Record