Employee found dead after explosion at Pennsylvania gas station

The body of a Bensalem, Pennsylvania gas station co-owner has been found behind two feet of debris inside an underground “vault” where he was trapped after an explosion at the gas station Tuesday. At least one other worker was severely injured. They reportedly were cleaning underground fuel tanks when the explosion occurred. Bucks County Courier […]

Chicago man dies in elevator shaft fall

A 51-year-old man died Monday afternoon after falling down an elevator shaft while working at a building in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Chicago Sun-Times

Indiana: Terre Haute man dies in work zone accident

A 49-year-old Terre Haute man was killed Tuesday morning in a construction work zone on Interstate 74 when a large steel beam fell from a support post and struck him. The man reportedly was an employee of a company that had been contracted through Indiana Department of Transportation. Journal Review (Crawfordsville, Ind.)

Wisconsin town erects ‘living memorial’ for workers killed in explosion

The milling company in Cambria, Wisconsin, where five workers were killed in an explosion on May 31, 2017 has installed a stone monument and plaque honoring them. No cause has been definitively determined, but the federal Chemical Safety Board has examined the debris from the explosion, and said combustible dust almost certainly was a key […]

Fed-OSHA enforcement slipping under Trump: Labor group

The National Employment Law Project, and employment-focused advocacy group, has reported that over the first five months of the 2018 fiscal year, Fed-OSHA fell far behind its pace for enforcement activities compared to the same point in 2017. Law360 [may require registration]