Employee at Texas plant injured moving rail cars

An employee at the Inteplast plant in Lolita, Texas, was hospitalized on Thursday in Houston after he was injured while moving rail cars, according to a company spokeswoman. The spokeswoman said the injuries were not life threatening but did not provide any more details about his medical condition. Victoria Advocate

Construction worker injured in fall at South Carolina school

A construction worker was airlifted for medical treatment after falling last week at a Kershaw, South Carolina school construction site, the second injury at the site in about a month. On October 9, a steelworker at the site was injured in a fall. South Carolina OSHA is investigating the first incident and determining whether a […]

Employee falls 100 feet to her death from North Carolina water tower

A 28-year-old Greensboro Department of Water Resources’ engineering division employee fell 100 feet to her death Thursday while inside a water tower in McLeansville, North Carolina. A preliminary investigation reportedly has found she was climbing down a fixed ladder when she fell 10 stories. OSHNC is investigating. Greensboro News & Record

Fed-OSHA, El Paso Association of Contractors sign alliance

Fed-OSHA and the El Paso Association of Contractors have signed a two-year safety and health alliance focusing on construction workers. Participants will address fall, trenching and excavation, electrocution, heat illness, struck-by and caught-in hazards. Information will be provided in English and Spanish with a focus on helping general contractors and subcontractors, and their workers, better […]

Violence against nurses up, safety enforcement down: Report

Nurses are increasingly becoming victims of violence at work committed by unruly patients. But instead of responding to the increase in assaults, Fed-OSHA has reduced workplace violence safety inspections, a Florida news station reports. WFTX-TV/Fox 4 (Cape Coral, Fla.) [with video]

Connecticut man strangled by clothing caught in truck driveshaft

A 63-year-old man was strangled while working on a dump truck in Bridgeport, Connecticut Thursday night. The man was working underneath the truck when the collar of his shirt/jacket became caught in the driveshaft of the truck, according to police. Connecticut Post

Missouri plumbing contractor admits to trenching violations

A contractor has admitted to failing to require and enforce the use of trench boxes or other trench protection techniques at a home construction site in Belton, Missouri. An employee suffered fatal injuries when an unprotected trench collapsed on him in December 2016. The company will pay a civil monetary penalty of $225,000 and make […]