Accident critically injures Utah construction worker

A 49-year-old man was critically injured in a construction accident Tuesday morning in Spanish Fork, Utah. The worker reportedly suffered a crush injury between the lift arm and the tread of a construction vehicle. KSL (Salt Lake City)

Oil platform explosion inquiry nears end 11 months after death

The investigation into the explosion of an oil-storage platform in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain, injuring seven workers and leading to the death of an eighth, is nearly completed. At least seven local and federal agencies have been consulted in the inquiry. The initial fuel for the fire was natural gas from a well that fed a […]

Herald & Review series: ‘Safety on the small farm’

The kind of farming that’s driving the Central Illinois economy remains one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S., injuring or killing thousands each year nationwide, even as most other industries have experienced rapid advancements in safety and oversight. Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.)

Fine reduced in death of Michigan worker

The employer of a 56-year-old man who died from complications after a 5,000-pound steel coil fell on him last December at a Holland, Michigan manufacturing plant has secured a 40-percent reduction in penalties. WHTC/WIN 98.4 (Battle Creek, Mich.)

Alabama company fined $85K for violations

Fed-OSHA has fined a Greenville, Alabama employer more than $85,000 for allegedly for failing to ensure employees used protective eyewear and respirators, implement a respiratory protection and permit-required confined space program, and use guards on a motorized roller conveyer table; and for allowing combustible wood dust to accumulate.