Study: Illnesses and injuries to Illinois mineworkers go underreported

Mining remains hazardous and is associated with an increased risk for injury, as well as several health conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema and black lung disease. Illnesses and injuries associated with working in Illinois mines are substantially underreported to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, however, according to a new study. News-Medical

Injured, snowed-in Montana rancher rescued by neighbor

A rancher in Montana who was badly injured while working with his cattle last week and was rescued by a neighboring rancher who drove a tractor through snow-drifted roads to pick him up. Each day approximately 100 injuries happen to agricultural workers that result in lost work time, according to National Institute for Occupational Safety […]

Makeup recalled on asbestos concerns

A retailer is recalling three makeup products after the Food and Drug Administration warned they might contain asbestos. KFDA (Amarillo, Texas)

Worker killed in Iowa manufacturing facility

A 42-year-old machine operator died March 1 after a crushing incident at Des Moines, Iowa-area manufacturing facility. IOSH is investigating. Des Moines Register

Garden State construction accidents kill one, injure one

Fed-OSHA is investigating separate construction accidents that left one man dead and another injured Tuesday in New Jersey. The fatal incident happened in Union Township when a construction worker fell from the fourth floor of a building under construction. News 12 New Jersey

Wyoming: Trench investigation goes to prosecutor

One of two investigations into the trench collapse that killed two men in September in Jackson Hole, Wyoming has been sent to the Teton County Prosecutor’s office to review. A Fed-OSHA investigation is ongoing. Jackson Hole News & Guide