Minnesota joins multi-state lawsuit over Fed-OSHA’s reporting rules

Minnesota has joined a multi-state lawsuit challenging Fed-OSHA’s workplace injury and illness reporting rules, in an attempt to stop the federal government from rolling back requirements for employers to report workplace injury and illness information to the public. The lawsuit, led by New Jersey, names Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta and Fed-OSHA as defendants, along […]

North Carolina company fined after employee killed at Tennessee plant

A North Carolina roofing company has been fined $6,000 after the October death of an employee in Greene County, Tennessee who fell through a roof as it was being replaced. TOSHA charges the employer failed to ensure the surface was safe for employees and that the fall protection system met standards. WJHL (Johnson City, Tenn.)

Worker loses hand in accident at North Carolina amusement park

A worker at a Charlotte, North Carolina amusement park on Wednesday suffered a hand amputation injury while inspecting a ride at an amusement park. A fire official said he was working at the top of a tower when his hand became caught in a pulley and was severed. WSB-TV (Atlanta) [with video]

TOSHA investigating crash that killed Chattanooga officer

Tennessee OSHA is investigating the circumstances of a hit-and-run crash that killed a Chattanooga police officer in February, as the officer was inspecting a manhole cover that had water flowing from it due to heavy rain. A 54-year-old woman has been charged with vehicular homicide in the incident. WJHL (Johnson City, Tenn.)

Fed-OSHA investigating after falling tree fatally strikes man

Fed-OSHA and local law enforcement are investigating a logging accident that resulted in the death of a 58-year-old Vermont man who was struck by a falling tree on Tuesday in Altona, New York. NBC 5 (Burlington, Vt.) [with video]