Plant managers plead not guilty to obstructing investigation of fatality

Two managers of an Ohio aluminum extrusion plant have pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging that they lied and threatened employees during an investigation into a worker’s death. The case stems from a 2012 incident at the plant when 21-year-old man died when he was pinned by a rack holding more than two tons […]

Florida farmworkers face heat hazards without safeguards: Study

A new study concludes that outdoor workers in Central and South Florida who did the most strenuous labor between May 1 and September 30 this year worked in unsafe temperatures more than 75 percent of time. There are currently no federal or state-wide regulations that require employers to give workers water and shade breaks in […]

New Jersey worker falls to death from roof

Fed-OSHA is investigating after a 56-year-old construction worker died Tuesday morning in Paterson. Authorities say he fell off a roof and landed in an empty dumpster. NJ Advance Media

NJ Transit compliance officer spoke out, lost job

Todd Barretta, former NJTransit compliance chief, was fired last year for speaking out about problems at the agency. He no says he is broke and can’t find work now because “No one’s ever going to hire someone who’s going to blow the whistle.” NorthJersey [with video]

Tank cleaning company fined $171K for explosion hazards

Fed-OSHA has fined an Alabama-based tank cleaning firm more than $171,000 for a variety of cited violations including permitting entry to a tank without performing testing for atmospheric hazards, and others. Power Bulk Solids