Man fatally struck by trailer at Chicago rail yard

A 47-year-old employee of a trailer repair company died after being run over Wednesday morning at the CSX rail yard in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood. The man reportedly was operating a “spotter trailer” when he was struck by the driver’s side, rear tandem wheels of the trailer as he was moving a piece of equipment […]

Fed-OSHA issues silica enforcement memo

According to a June 8 memorandum from Fed-OSHA, the agency will assist employers that are making good faith efforts to meet the new standard’s requirements. Fed-OSHA indicates that those employers will be treated more leniently than employers in situations where it appears an employer is not making any efforts to comply. National Law Review

Ohio junkyard, medical center fined following inspections

Fed-OSHA has fined a Napoleon, Ohio junkyard more than $75,000 in connection with an explosion that killed a worker last November. The agency also also announced fines of more than $72,000 against Mercy Health pursuant to a November inspection at its St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. During that inspection, Fed-OSHA officials reportedly found employees […]

Virginia ammo plant resumes operation after fire

The Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia resumed making propellant on Thursday, three days after a fire sent three workers to the hospital, two of them with critical injuries. The arsenal expects to have resumed full production by Monday. Fed-OSHA is one of the agencies investigating the incident. Roanoke Times

Fed-OSHA probing confined space incident at Missouri plant

Fed-OSHA is investigating a May 29 accident at a Joplin, Missouri manufacturer that resulted in eight people, including a firefighter, being taken to the hospital after several people reportedly became trapped in storage tank. Joplin Globe

New details in Pennsylvania gas station explosion

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released documents last week showing that a Bensalem gas station where an underground gas tank exploded last week, killing a 63-year-old man and injuring his coworker who was believed to have been standing aboveground at the time, was cited in 2015 for several violations that were since corrected. Bucks […]

Florida officials probe rollercoaster derailment

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has opened a probe to find out why a rollercoaster derailed at an amusement park Thursday night in Daytona Beach, throwing two riders 34 feet to the ground and leaving two others dangling in one of the ride’s cars, according to fire officials. After the accident, responders […]