One injured in Wisconsin gas plant fire

Town officials say one worker was burned in a fire at an industrial gas company in Beloit, Wisconsin on Monday. Responders reportedly quickly extinguished the fire on the exterior, but crews were on the scene for two-and-a-half hours because of a delay in shutting down all electrical components and backup systems. WKOW (Madison, Wisc.)

Fed-OSHA investigates tank incident at Missouri plant

Three people reportedly were rescued after falling into a tank and having difficulty breathing at a Joplin, Missouri industrial facility last Tuesday. Fed-OSHA indicated that it could not immediately confirm what substance was in the tank at this time. KOAM (Pittsburg, Kan.) [with video]

Fed-OSHA investigating fatal Florida wall collapse

A 47-year-old Florida worker died last week after a concrete wall collapsed inside a vacant storefront. Fed-OSHA is investigating and says the company does not have any history of previous workplace violations. WBBH (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Fed-OSHA fines Montana construction firm $8K following fatal accident

Fed-OSHA has cited a Billings, Montana construction company $8,000 for violations related to the January death of a 39-year-old worker on a building restoration program. The man died after a large piece of concrete fell at the site and struck him. KTVQ (Billings, Mont.) [with video]

Idaho sawmill to pay nearly $70K in fines related to amputation

The owners of an Idaho sawmill have agreed to pay a federal fine of more than $69,900 in connection with an accident last December in which a 30-year-old lost part of his arm. Fed-OSHA had originally fined the company more than $88,000, prior to a negotiated settlement. At the time of the accident, the employee […]

Death is second in past two years at New Jersey recycling plant

The New Jersey recycling plant where a 31-year-old man was killed over the weekend when a payloader struck him has a history of workplace safety violations, including an incident that resulted in a death less than two years ago. Jersey Journal/