Fatal work injuries in metro Boston at highest level since 2000

According to federal Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers released Monday, fatal work injuries claimed 75 lives in the metro Boston area in 2016, the most since 2000. The number reflects a roughly 56 percent increase over 2015 and corresponded with a smaller 7 percent increase in fatal work injuries nationwide in 2016. Construction and extraction […]

Crane op said to have fled scene after fatal Florida bridge collapse

A crane operator, who was working during the collapse of a 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University on March 15, fled the scene in his crane, according to a witness. Around the time of the crash, the crane reportedly was lifting a piece of equipment to adjust the bridge’s internal steel supports. New York […]

Central New York worker falls from scaffold while installing siding

A 70-year-old man fell 12 to 15 feet from a scaffold Monday afternoon while installing siding on a house in Clay, New York. The “freak accident” occurred when a cable wire that had been wrapped around the scaffold caught in the roof vent of a passing school bus, causing him to fall onto an air […]

Honda Aircraft Co. wins another NCDOL safety award

Honda Aircraft Company has received the N.C. Department of Labor’s Gold Safety Award for the fifth consecutive year. The award is based on days away from work, restricted activity or job transfer. Winston-Salem Journal

Fed-OSHA cites Pennsylvania packaging supply company

As a result of a follow-up inspection in October, Fed-OSHA has cited a Plains Township, Pennsylvania packaging supply business for violations including failing to ensure proper machine guarding and implement lockout/tagout procedures to prevent machine startup, exposing employees to electrical hazards and failing to provide forklift operator certification training. PAHomepage [with video]