What happens when a robot kills someone?

Over the past 25 years, 61 robot-related injuries and deaths were reported in the US. The vast majority of them were caused by industrial robots. What happens when a robot goes rogue? And who is to blame? The Hustle

Bedbug infestation reported at Illinois state agency

Employees at an Illinois Department of Human Services’ office in Chicago report that a bedbug infestation began several weeks ago, but only one room has been fumigated in response to their complaints. Chicago Sun-Times

Man found electrocuted at Miami-area home construction site

Fed-OSHA is investigating after a man was found dead Friday afternoon of an apparent electrocution in the attic of a home under construction in Coral Gables, Florida. It was unclear Friday whether he lived at the home or was helping with construction. Miami Herald

Florida worker pinned by granite slab inside truck container

A Naples, Florida woman was in critical condition last week after being pinned against the wall of a truck by a more than two-and-a-half ton slab of granite while helping to unload it. More than 15 people reportedly were involved in her rescue. WBBH (Fort Myers, Fla.)

Workers evacuated after ammonia release at fruit processor

An anhydrous ammonia leak at a Yakima, Washington-area fruit warehouse caused the evacuation of about 30 employees on Thursday. There were no reported injuries. A refrigeration repair company was onsite working on the system, and alerted employees to the leak, which was contained to the building. Yakima Herald-Republic

Groups file petition to Fed-OSHA to protect vulnerable workers from heat

According to consumer rights advocacy group Public Citizen, Texas had more heat-related illnesses on the job than any other state in 2015. Workers’ rights groups across the country are asking the government to come up with regulations that cover outdoor work. KVUE (Austin)

Fed-OSHA to reduce injury report requirements for large companies

Fed-OSHA on Friday issued proposed rolling back an Obama-era Labor Department rule requiring companies with 250 or more workers to submit detailed forms to the agency on workplace injuries. A department spokesperson said the rule change would not alter the agency’s ability to collect relevant information, but worker advocates contend it would allow companies to […]