MIOSHA probing electrocution of utility worker

Michigan OSHA is investigating after a journeyman lineworker was electrocuted while working in Grand Traverse County on Friday. He reportedly received an electric shock from a 7,200 volt line while doing utility work. 9&10 News

Ohio worker seriously injured in forklift accident

A woman suffered a serious leg injury after she was struck by a forklift on a Dayton, Ohio-area jobsite Friday morning. According to initial reports, the injury was not believed to be life-threatening. Fed-OSHA is investigating. Dayton Daily News

Tennessee gasification plant takes steps to avoid repeat blast

A year after two explosions at the Kingsport, Tennessee Eastman coal gasification facility, which manufactures methanol and acetic anhydride, the company reportedly has made several safety improvements including replacing a failed valve with an automatic valve in order to prevent similar incidents. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported as a result of the explosions. […]

Allentown-area juvenile treatment facility fined for workplace violence hazards

An Allentown, Pennsylvania-area nonprofit treatment facility for children with behavioral and mental needs has been fined more than $29,000 by Fed-OSHA for allegedly failing to address employee exposure to workplace violence. According to the agency, employees were exposed daily to physical assaults including punching, kicking, and biting and suffered from concussions and lacerations. Morning Call […]

Man falls to death at Vermont worksite

Fed-OSHA is investigating after a 33-year-old employee of a home improvement company fell around 20 feet to his death at a Vermont worksite September 22. Keene Sentinel