No cancer-causing erionite found at Arizona mine site

Although some residents have been vocal in their fears of potential airborne carcinogens, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has received results of scientific tests indicating there is no erionite or harmful asbestos-like materials present on the proposed pozzolan mine in Skull Valley, Arizona. Opponents believed erionite, or some other form of harmful asbestiform silica, […]

Authorities ID Tennessee worker killed by falling sign

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee police have identified the 48-year-old man who died Thursday in an accident at a construction site when a restaurant sign fell onto him. Mountain Press (Sevierville, Tenn.) [may require registration]

More than 20 workers injured in blast near Houston

Twenty-one workers were injured Saturday morning in an explosion at a Pasadena, Texas facility that is the world’s largest ethylene vinyl alcohol plant. None of the injuries reportedly were life threatening. Fed-OSHA records show no past violations at the site. LMTonline

Fed-OSHA floats changes to crane operator qualification rules

Late last week Fed-OSHA announced that it is looking to make changes to the certification and evaluation process for crane operators. The proposed rule would amend federal regulations on construction crane and derrick operator training, certification, licensing and competency. Law360