Republic Steel Says Damage Caused by Monday Explosion Minimal “Test”

Three workers hospitalized following an explosion at the Republic Steel plant in Lorain, Ohio were released from a local hospital, according to a company statement. The explosion took place early Monday after workers in the plant’s melt shop tried to reignite a furnace that was shut off over the weekend, a Republic Steel statement said. […]

Wyoming OSHA Never Inspected Sugar Plant Before Worker’s Fatal Accident

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has no record of ever inspecting Western Sugar Cooperative’s beet-processing plant in Lovell before a woman died there in an industrial accident this year. The agency last month announced 12 citations and proposed $71,000 in fines against Western Sugar. Casper Star-Tribune  

Two Companies Cited for Seafood Plant Worker’s Death in Shucking Machine

Fed-OSHA has proposed fines totaling more than $35,000 against two companies in a worker’s death at a New Bedford, Rhode Island seafood processing plant. The 35-year-old worker became entangled in the parts of a shellfish shucking machine while he was cleaning it. (Cranston, R.I.)

North Dakota’s Downside to the Oil Boom: Traffic Deaths

Nowhere has the U.S. oil boom wrought as much change as in western North Dakota, where an influx of population chasing well-paying jobs has led to some of the nation’s highest apartment rents. But the energy rush has also created a sharp jump in fatalities as the roads around Williston, Watford City, Dickinson, and Minot […]