Construction is again New York City’s most dangerous industry

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction once again tops federal rankings as New York City’s deadliest industry. Moreover, statistics from the city’s Department of Buildings show that construction injuries and accidents rose significantly in 2018, despite new construction safety laws passed two years ago. Commercial Observer

Intern fatally mauled by lion at North Carolina zoo

OSHNC is one of the agencies investigating the recent fatal mauling by a lion of a 22-year-old intern at a Caswell County, North Carolina zoo as she was cleaning out an enclosure area. WTVD (Raleigh, N.C.) [with video]

Fed-OSHA fines company after Georgia farmworker dies

Fed-OSHA has fined a Colquitt County, Georgia labor contracting company whose worker died of an apparent heat-related illness in June while picking tomatoes nearly $13,000. According to the local coroner, at the time the worker became sick, the temperature was higher than 90 degrees. Moultrie Observer

Explosion at Mississippi ammo plant under investigation

Investigators are trying to determine what caused an explosion in the production area of a chemical and ammunition plant in Oxford, Mississippi on Tuesday. According to local law enforcement, three people were sent to a hospital in non-critical condition and were released. Fed-OSHA reportedly has cited the company within the past six months after machine […]

Ohio BWC to hold workplace health and safety conference in March

The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, hosted by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, is lated for March 6-8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The expo is billed as the largest regional safety and health conference in the US and will feature more than 200 exhibitors in its marketplace and 200 educational sessions including […]

Utility contractors fined for serious violations in Wisconsin explosion

Fed-OSHA has fined two utility contractors nearly $13,000 each in connection with a 2018 explosion that leveled much of downtown Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and killed a volunteer firefighter. Each company was cited for allegedly failing to call a digging hotline to locate underground utilities or inform underground utility owners of proposed work and to ask […]