Fed-OSHA investigating explosions at Iowa, Illinois ag plants

Fed-OSHA has confirmed that it has launched two separate investigations into explosions at ADM corn processing plants in Iowa and Illinois over the weekend. The explosion at the Illinois plant happened just two months after another fire and explosion in the grain elevator that serves the company’s corn and soybean plants at the Decatur complex. […]

Maryland contractor fined after fatality at Kansas jobsite

Fed-OSHA has fined a Maryland-based solar contractor nearly $40,000 in fines after an employee died from electrocution at Fort Riley in JulyThe agency says the employee was hoisting a metal rail that came into contact with overhead power lines as he installed solar panels. Hays Post

Employee crushed in conveyor accident at Ohio plant

A worker at a Reynoldsburg, Ohio clothing retailer’s plant died after he was crushed, caught between boxes and a conveyer belt on January 4, according to Fed-OSHA. The employee was caught in the machinery for about 10 minutes before he was extricated, and was pronounced dead he was transported to a hospital. WDTN (Dayton, Ohio)

OKC says it will act if federal probe finds violations in recovery program

Oklahoma City officials say they will take action if an ongoing U.S. Department of Labor investigation into a local men’s and women’s addiction recovery program finds the program has violated labor and workers’ compensation laws. Oklahoma City uses participants from the program for manual labor such as janitorial work and cutting grass. The program is […]

Man dies at Virginia dealership

The death of a 24-year-old man at a Henrico County, Virginia automobile dealership is under investigation by law enforcement and workplace safety officials. Details of what happened were not immediately available. WRVA (Richmond, Va.)

NIOSH: 13 million potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals at work

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, around 13 million US workers may be exposed to hazardous chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin and lead to a variety of ailments. Those at risk include food service, cosmetology, healthcare, agriculture, cleaning, painting, construction and printing workers according to NIOSH. U.S. News […]