No injuries reported in Texas parking garage collapse

The third level of an Irving, Texas parking garage collapsed hours after the second level came down, damaging at least 21 vehicles, fire officials say. Urban search and rescue teams, working with canine units, later confirmed that no one was trapped under the concrete and steel debris. News Channel 6 (Wichita Falls, Texas) [with video]

Oregon officials offer advice on proper face masks

In Klamath Falls, Oregon, where the air quality this week was deemed “unhealthy,” public health officials sent out a news release advising which types of face masks work best for those venturing outdoors. Overall, experts recommend everyone avoid prolonged exposure and stay indoors as much as possible before air quality improves. Herald and News (Klamath […]

Worker fatally pinned at Nebraska precast manufacturer

An employee of a Columbus, Nebraska precast concrete products manufacturer died Tuesday after being pinned under heavy equipment. A concrete form used to create livestock feed bunks reportedly tipped while being filled, injuring several other workers as well. Columbus Telegram

New Hampshire man sues construction company over mercury exposure

A Manchester, New Hampshire man who claims to be permanently disabled due to mercury poisoning is suing a Connecticut construction company and its foreman for exposing him to the toxic substance at more than 17 times the acceptable level, according to the lawsuit. New Hampshire Business Review

Construction worker knocked unconscious at Miami high rise

A construction worker pouring concrete on the 49th floor of a Miami skyscraper was knocked unconscious Monday when a machine malfunctioned and hit him, according to first responders. Fed-OSHA reportedly is investigating. Miami Herald

Fed-OSHA investigating fatal fall from Ohio tower

A worker reportedly fell 80 feet to his death from a building that is being demolished at a West Chester Township, Ohio pipe and precast facility on Tuesday morning. Fed-OSHA confirmed that it had a compliance officer onsite following the incident. Dayton Daily News

Massachusetts manufacturer honored for zero injuries in 2017

Uxbridge, Massachusetts -based precision parts manufacturer Lampin Corp. was awarded the 2017 National Tooling and Machining Association award last month. The award is given to companies adhering to strict federal workplace guidelines with low employee injury counts. Here, the company’s president discusses its safety standards. Worcester Business Journal