Vermont real estate company ordered to pay whistleblower

Fed-OSHA has ordered a Wilmington, Vermont real estate company to pay a former employee nearly $22,700 in back pay and bonuses and $20,000 in compensatory damages after a Fed-OSHA investigation determined that the employee’s actions, informing the company of what he reasonably believed were illegal real estate referral fees and subsequently filing a formal complaint […]

Attorney discusses the ‘hidden costs’ of citations

When construction companies or other industrial employers receive serious citations, they often rush into an informal conference with Fed-OSHA, without considering their potential legal defenses, says Courtney M. Malveaux, at attorney with Jackson Lewis in its Richmond, Virginia office. Saving several thousand dollars and moving on quickly via a settlement may cost much more over […]

Six citations in South Dakota accident that left worker paralyzed

Fed-OSHA and Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity have settled on six total citations related to a construction accident that seriously injured a Rapid City, South Dakota worker last summer. The violations include not ensuring employees were protected from hazardous equipment and lack of an accident prevention program. The injured worker is paralyzed from the […]

Phoenix-area worker was crushed by machinery

A construction worker who died while on the job at a construction site near Phoenix Tuesday morning was crushed by a dirt compactor. Officials say he fell under the machine, which tipped over onto him. 12 News (Phoenix)

Accident involving pavement roller injures Texas worker

A dump truck struck a pavement roller Wednesday morning and caused it to roll over, injuring a man who was next to it, according to officials. Fed-OSHA is expected to investigate. Killeen Daily Herald