Florida Roofer gets 14th citation in four years for fall hazards

A Florida roofing contractor has been fined more than $129,000 for failing to protect workers from fall hazards on West Broward jobsite. The agency says it has written up the company 13 times since 2014 for fall hazards, and conducted the inspection part of the Regional Emphasis Program on Falls in Construction. Miami Herald

Worker who died on Wyoming construction project had been wanted by authorities

A Cody, Wyoming construction worker who died when his haul truck went over a cliff last month wasn’t supposed to be at the worksite that night: he was supposed to have turned himself in to law enforcement, according to court records. At the time of the accident, he was part of a construction project to […]

Fed-OSHA fines two companies in fatal industrial truck accident

Fed-OSHA has cited two companies for allegedly exposing workers to hazards in connection with the death of an employee who was killed by an industrial truck at a Savannah, Georgia distribution center. U.S Xpress Inc. faces penalties of nearly $13,000 while Dollar Tree Distribution Center Inc. faces penalties of more than $130,000. Albany Herald

Shipyard settles suit for lead exposures

A group of 60 workers who were exposed to dangerous levels of lead at Fraser Shipyards near Duluth, Minnesota will receive a $7.5 million settlement. Fed-OSHA fined the employer for violations related to its 2016 work on a freighter that was then in drydock, and initially issued penalties totaling $1.4 million. The agency reduced the […]