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Ex-Coatings VP Guilty in 2 Deaths

Former PPG Industries senior vice president Robert J. Dellinger has admitted killing a pregnant woman, her fiance and their fetus in a deliberate head-on collision that he called a suicide a...


Plant Worker Perishes in Sand Silo

A Texas industrial maintenance worker was fatally engulfed in a silo full of sand and gravel when he slipped and fell at a concrete plant outside Atlanta, GA.


$3.7M Suit over Crosswalk Paint Revived

The City of Portland, OR, will have to answer in court for degraded markings at a crosswalk where several people have been killed.


Scaffold Law Critics Gain Steam in NY

A longtime effort to revamp New York State's 19th-century Scaffold Safety Law is gathering new momentum, fueled by two new bills, 25 legislative sponsors, and a "Reform Day" in the capital t...


WY Work Safety Bills Die

One of the nation's perennial leaders in workplace deaths per capita will not stiffen the consequences against employers for those fatalities.


Company Admits Error in Fatal Collapse

Ohio's largest general contractor has conceded that an "engineering mistake" in its bridge demolition plan may have contributed to a catastrophic collapse that killed one its foremen last mo...


Tower Painter's Death Draws $115K Fine

A communication tower company faces $114,800 in penalties after a painter fell to his death—a fatality that could have been prevented if the company had provided adequate fall protection, fe...


$840 Fine Set in 1 of 2 Worker Deaths

Oregon safety officials have fined a concrete contractor and the state's Department of Transportation for two unrelated worker deaths that happened a day apart.


No Violations Cited in OR Bridge Death

Safety investigators are blaming human error, not the employer, in the death of a bridge worker last fall in Oregon.


Galvanizer Fined in 2nd Fatality

A second worker death in less than a year has drawn 10 serious citations and a fine for a Texas steel galvanizer.


Deadly Fall Racks up $511K in Fines

After a 22-year-old apprentice fell to his death, a structural steel subcontractor faces $511,000 in penalties—accused not only of failing to provide fall protection, but also of allowing wo...


Shipyard Fined for Waste, Collapse

A Mississippi shipyard will pay $144,545 to resolve a host of state environmental violations related to abrasive blasting and painting at its Pascagoula facility.


Worker Killed in OH Overpass Collapse

A construction worker has perished in the "catastrophic pancake collapse" of a Cincinnati overpass that was being prepared for demolition.


In PA, Search Effort Ends Sadly

They promised to "bring Tony out." And after 100 hours of digging through thousands of tons of cement powder in freezing temperatures, they did so.


Trench Fatality Preventable, OSHA Says

A North Carolina contractor faces a $123,200 fine for what authorities called the preventable death of a 22-year-old worker in a trench at Fort Bragg, NC.


Paint Maker to Pay $950K in Death

Vista Paint Corp. has been ordered to pay $950,000 in the 2011 asphyxiation of two untrained workers in a paint mixing tank full of methylene chloride paint stripper vapors.


Chemical Maker Fined for Deadly Release

Tipped by a news report of an accident, federal regulators have levied $87,780 in new penalties against a Georgia coatings chemical plant with a decade-long list of health and safety violati...


Injury Reporting to Increase Jan. 1

It shouldn't take three employees hospitalized at once before an employer is required to report the accident that led to it, federal safety officials say.


Concrete Maker's Plea Averts Prison

The owner of an asphalt company who doctored the scene of his employee's fatal accident will pay $20,000 in fines and restitution to the victim's widow, but avoid a jail sentence, under a fe...


Permit Lack Seen in Fatal Tank Blaze

Unpermitted welding by three workers inside a "dilapidated" storage tank below a Dallas skyscraper apparently ignited the blaze that led to their deaths, authorities say.


Major Fine, Denials in Railcar Death

A cleaner who died inside a railcar had been sent in, unmonitored and without a harness, after atmospheric testing "triggered multiple sensor alarms" on a four-gas meter, federal authorities...


Contractor Pleads in Worker's Death

The contractor on a Canadian subway project has been fined $400,000 after pleading guilty to violating safety measures in the death of one worker and permanent injury of another.


2nd Span Collapses at NC College

Hours after a worker was killed in a bridge collapse at Wake Technical Community College, the same span in a similar bridge gave way there.


Bridge Collapse at College Kills Worker

A bridge pour for a new pedestrian bridge at a North Carolina community college went fatally awry when the center span collapsed, killing one worker and seriously injuring four others.


CSB Urges Overhaul of Steel Standards

Federal investigators are calling for drastically improved standards for steel in petroleum facilities, where equipment is vulnerable to potentially catastrophic hydrogen attack.


The Hidden, Human Cost of 1 WTC

Dozens of unreported, permanently disabling worker injuries will join the deaths of a painter and a carpenter in the human toll behind the new World Trade Center, the New York Daily News<...


Water Tower Painters Killed in Fall

Two painters who reportedly were not wearing harnesses perished in a 100-foot fall when their scaffolding failed on a water tower project in Ohio, the Butler County Sheriff's office said.


Fatality, Wind Close OR Bridge

A coastal bridge in southern Oregon has reopened after the death of a worker and the discovery of damage to a massive containment structure—two incidents that happened within hours of each o...


Victim’s Kin Fights for Minimum Fine

Brett Collins' family says his life was worth more than $2,363—and they are determined to effect a change that may spare other families some of their sense of insult and loss.


2 Killed in U.S. Steel Explosion

Two workers have died and one was injured after a pipe exploded at a U.S. Steel plant in Fairfield, AL


Construction Angels are Here to Help

Accidents strike construction job sites in a heartbeat—and, all too often, with fatal consequences.


Latino, Contractor Work Deaths Rise

Deaths of Hispanic workers surged, and construction fatalities remained stubbornly unchanged in a new report that otherwise bore good news for U.S. workplace safety.


U.S. Focuses on Temp Worker Safety

Aiming to avert simple mistakes that can kill or maim untrained workers in their first day on a job, the U.S. has issued new guidance for employers charged with safety.


Utility Fined $1.4B in CA Disaster

The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a $1.4 billion fine—its largest ever—against Pacific Gas & Electric for thousands of state and federal pipeline violations and a catas...


Court Rejects TX Contractor’s Appeal

"Spit and sniff" are not adequate testing methods for confined-space work, an appellate court has informed a Texas contractor whose employee died during an industrial cleaning job.


Fatal Crash Destroys 2 TN Bridges

Repairs are underway in Tennessee to remedy an interstate traffic nightmare after a gas truck exploded, killing the driver and destroying two bridges—one of which was brand new and almost co...


Welder Killed in Storage Tank Explosion

One worker is dead and three are injured after a storage tank exploded during welding work at a fish processing plant in Mississippi, authorities say.


PG&E Faces $1.1B Criminal Indictment

A federal grand jury has accused California's largest utility of "knowingly and willfully" violating pipeline safety laws and obstructing the federal investigation into a gas-line explosion ...


Worker Dies in MO Bridge Fall

An investigation is underway into the death of an electrician who fell from a bridge project in Kansas City, MO.


Company Cited After Two Fatalities

An Alabama construction company faces $54,500 in proposed penalties after two workers were killed in falls from an interstate bridge project in January.


Brazil Bridge Collapses, Kills 2

Two people have been killed and at least 22 injured in Brazil in the collapse of an overpass under construction onto a busy roadway.


OSHA Poses $72K in Teen Worker’s Death

An international construction company is facing $72,000 in proposed penalties and numerous violations in the death of a teenage worker who was crushed by an 1,800-pound bridge panel.


1 Killed, 2 Hurt in Tanker Cleaning

One worker perished and two were injured over the weekend when they were apparently overcome by vapors while cleaning the inside of a tanker.


OSHA Cites Bad Bracing in Steel Fatality

A massive steel beam that fatally crushed a worker last year at a Boston steel fabricator was not properly braced, nor was its stability maintained, federal officials say.


Stand-Down Harnesses 1M Against Falls

From a military base in Seattle, WA, to a YouthBuild event in Braintree, MA, to a stadium in Atlanta and a rebar maker in Longview, TX, more than one million U.S. construction workers are ge...


2 Firms Fined $130K in Stadium Death

U.S. authorities are alleging willful wrongdoing in the fatal fall of a 25-year-old construction worker on the $450 million Texas A&M stadium redevelopment project


Two Killed on CA Bridge Project

Two construction workers fell 80 feet to their death when their crane-hoisted basket broke free Friday (May 30) on a bridge project outside of Sacramento, CA.


Worker Killed in Overpass Collapse

A California demolition worker tethered to a railroad bridge was killed this weekend when “something came loose where it wasn’t supposed to” and the bridge collapsed onto a freeway, authorit...


Bridge Workers Thwart Suicide Attempt

Two bridge mechanics in Portland, OR, are being credited with saving a young man’s life when they prevented him from jumping off a bridge.


Contractor Arraigned in Worker’s Death

A Michigan builder cited repeatedly by federal safety authorities has pleaded not guilty to a felony criminal charge in the 2012 death of his foreman.


Manhole Accident Claims PA Installer

A construction worker was killed after being pinned beneath a concrete manhole form Monday (May 5) in Pennsylvania.


25-Foot Fall Claims Pressure Washer

A 26-year-old father of four has perished in a 25-foot fall while doing pressure-washing work at a plant in Texas.


On Construction Day, a Safety Snapshot

Engineers and trades workers are racking up the highest death rates in construction—two of many sobering statistics laid out Wednesday (April 23) on the seventh annual Construction Safety Da...


$23K Fine Set in ‘Preventable Tragedy’

Federal authorities are holding a Pennsylvania paving contractor liable for the death of a employee who was killed while inspecting the inside of a tank on an industrial vacuum truck in Octo...


Tower Painter Falls to Death

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 29-year-old painter who perished in a fall from a water tower in Virginia.


Crashes Hit 45% of Work Zones

Nearly half of U.S. highway contractors report that their work zones were struck by motor vehicles during the past year, according to a new study by the Associated General Contractors of Ame...


PG&E Faces 12 Felony Counts for Blast

Pacific Gas & Electric is being charged with 12 felonies in a criminal indictment for allegedly violating federal pipeline safety laws related to the deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in San Br...


Paint Makers Seek OSHA Rule Immunity

Coatings manufacturers want an exemption from a proposed federal rule that would make injury and illness records publicly accessible online.


Worker’s Kin Gets $7M+ Asbestos Award

The family of a former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard worker has been awarded $7.25 million in his death after years of workplace exposure to asbestos.


Painter Perishes in Fall from Bridge

Federal safety authorities are investigating the death of a painter who fell 100 feet from a Louisiana bridge that was undergoing repair.


NTSB Investigating NYC Building Blast

Reports of a natural-gas leak have drawn federal pipeline investigators to the scene of an explosion that flattened two buildings and killed at least seven people this week in Manhattan.


Crossrail Worker Killed by Concrete

Europe’s largest construction project has been marred by its first worker fatality, after a contractor died Friday (March 7) when he was struck by a piece of concrete.


GC to Pay $126K in 2 Fatal Accidents

A Wisconsin general contractor has agreed to pay $126,000 in federal penalties to resolve safety citations following two fatal crane accidents in mid-2012.


Bridge Snaps at Funeral, Killing 9

A one-year-old suspension bridge in Vietnam gave way during a funeral procession Monday (Feb. 24), killing nine people, injuring dozens, and spilling the coffin containing the body of a vill...


Diver Death Prompts $300K Fine

Nearly $300,000 in proposed penalties have been levied against a marine construction company in Florida after an untrained worker was killed while diving to do underwater construction work, ...


Precast Maker Cited in Worker’s Death

An Illinois concrete company sanctioned in 2012 for not seeking immediate help for a trapped supervisor is now accused of egregious safety violations after a worker was crushed to death in 2...


Bridge Worker Killed on Stadium Project

One bridge worker drowned and another was serious injured when the man-lift to which they were tethered toppled from a floating dock and vanished into the Brazos River in Waco, TX, authoriti...


‘Willful’ Citation in PPG Worker’s Death

Federal authorities are accusing PPG Industries of willful and serious safety lapses in the death of a worker last summer at its facility in Barberton, OH.


USAF Investigates Foam System Death

Three investigations are underway after a defense contractor was killed and three others were injured in a foam fire suppression release at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.


Fines in Fatal Blast Contested

A Louisiana chemical plant is challenging fines issued in an explosion that killed two workers and injured 80 last summer, authorities said.


Probe of 2 Bridge Deaths Underway

Work is expected to resume this week on an Alabama overpass construction project as investigations continue into the deaths of two workers last week.


OSHA Adds Comment Time for Injury Rule

Stakeholders will have 30 more days to comment on a proposal that would require electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses, and eventually make the data publicly available onli...


Paint Fumes Spark Elephant Attack

The smell of fresh paint in his cage apparently incited a two-ton elephant to fatally charge his longtime trainer at a popular tourist complex in Vietnam.


Woman Crushed in Steel Bridge Mishap

Authorities are investigating how an open Boston drawbridge came to crush a mother of two as she stood on it last week.


After Review, Stadium Death Draws Fines

Rescinding a “no violation” decision, California labor officials are now holding an elevator contractor responsible for the death of a worker on the San Francisco 49ers stadium project.


Work Halted after Fatal Tank Collapse

With construction suspended, federal authorities are investigating the collapse of an industrial storage tank that sent two workers plummeting 60 feet to their deaths.


U.S. Violators Reap U.S. Contracts

Major wage and safety law violations involving millions of U.S. workers are not preventing their employers from reaping billions of dollars in federal contracts, according to a new study rel...


Worker Fatally Crushed by Steel Beam

Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at a Massachusetts bridge steel fabricating and coating plant who was killed this week by a 12,000-pound steel beam.


Concrete Training Goes Fatally Awry

One construction worker has died and two others are injured, one critically, after a retaining wall they were using to practice concrete work collapsed in upstate New York, authorities said....


Company Blamed in Trainee’s Death

Cited twice in five years for hazards, including several that led to an amputation, a Texas plating company is now being held responsible for the death of a 22-year-old worker who was learni...


Hazmat Exec Gets Prison after 2 Deaths

The former president of two Texas environmental-services firms will serve one year in prison for trying to hide his company's role in the death of one of two drivers poisoned by hydrogen sul...


Bridge’s 9-Year Paint Job Complete

After nine years and $56 million, the Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting Washington and Oregon finally has a new paint job.


Corrosion Blamed in Fatal Plant Blast

Stress corrosion cracking and a lack of inspections likely caused the fatal explosion at an Illinois manufacturing plant in 2009, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has concluded.


Infrastructure Cripples Typhoon Relief

Buckled and smashed infrastructure across the central Philippines is hampering the global effort to reach hundreds of thousands of desperate and homeless survivors of deadly Typhoon Haiyan. ...


Owners Held in Coating Plant Blast

Two owners of a powder-coating factory in Mumbai have been arrested after an explosion that killed one worker and injured two over the weekend.


OSHA Proposes Public Injury Reporting

Nearly 500,000 companies would start reporting workplace injuries and illnesses electronically, eventually making the data publicly accessible online, under a newly proposed federal rule.


2 Cited in Ship Repair Heat Death

A coating contractor and a staffing agency are each facing $7,000 in proposed penalties after a temporary worker died from excessive heat while performing surface preparation work on a ship ...


‘Fatal Inequality’ Seen on Jobsites

Construction is dangerous for all workers, but Latinos and immigrants are more likely to be killed on the job and less likely to speak up about its hazards, a new report warns.


Mall Investigation: Litany of Failures

A drumbeat of neglect, indifference, professional lapses and outright defiance in the face of years of structural red flags resounded through the seven-month investigation into the fatal col...


OSHA Urges Self-Regulation on Chemicals

Admitting that its own standards are inadequate, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is urging employers to take their own steps to protect workers from deadly exposure to haza...


CA Reopens Probe of 1st Stadium Death

California labor officials are taking a rare second look at the first of two construction deaths that occurred this year at the San Francisco 49ers’ new Levi’s Stadium.


NFL Stadium Project Claims 2nd Worker

A subcontractor’s employee was crushed to death by a load of rebar this week during construction of the San Francisco 49ers’ new Levi’s Stadium—the $1.2 billion project’s second worker death...


Navy Charges 4 in 2 Diving Deaths

The U.S. Navy has charged four senior leaders of an elite diving unit with dereliction of duty in the deaths of two Navy divers who perished during a training exercise at Aberdeen Proving Gr...


KY Signs Safety Plan with Bridge GC

Kentucky officials have announced an agreement with general contractor Walsh Construction Co. to step up worker safety on the $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, but Indiana—Kentucky's ...


Report: World Cup Push Risks Workers

Workers' safety and lives are being sacrificed to Qatar's dash to build infrastructure and venues in time for the 2022 World Cup, an international labor group charges.


Falls Again Top OSHA Violations

Employers may not be getting the message about fall protection, according to a new ranking that keeps those violations well atop a new Top 10 list of federal health and safety citations.


4 Firms Cited in Death at Nuke Plant

Facility owners, managers and contractors alike are being held responsible for a crane collapse that killed one worker and injured eight others at Arkansas's Nuclear One Power Plant in March...


Electrocuted Painter’s Widow Gets $3.2M

The family of a painter who was fatally electrocuted while working on a bridge will receive a $3.2 million settlement from utility company Commonwealth Edison, attorneys announced.


Flash Flood Claims Worker in Sewer

A worker who may have removed his harness to reach a tight space on a sewer relining project was then swept to his death by flash flood waters in Chicago.


Adhesive Mixer Death Draws $200K Fine

Calling the gruesome death of a temporary worker “completely preventable,” California authorities have slapped a leading industrial adhesives maker with a list of safety citations and a $200...


Paint Worker Found on Tank Dies

A paint plant worker in New Jersey died after he was overcome by fumes and toppled onto a solvent tank, local police reported.


Troubled Mill Fined $185K in Accident

A Wisconsin pulp and paper mill where five people have died in recent years is now facing federal citations for an accident that severely burned a worker in March.


$750K Fine in 4 Deaths; Pot, Load Cited

A construction contractor that allowed six workers—including a supervisor who had just smoked marijuana—on a swing stage built for two has been fined $750,000 in the scaffold's fatal collaps...


Offshore Workers Target Troubled Copter

Tens of thousands of offshore inspectors, technicians and other professionals are seeking to ground a transport helicopter that has been involved in five major incidents in four years, inclu...


Battle Lines Drawn over Silica Rule

A showdown is quickly shaping up over a new federal proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, pitting a new group of construction employers against organized labor and safety ...


Bridge Inspector Electrocuted in NY

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a bridge inspector who was electrocuted while working on a steel railroad bridge Monday (Aug. 26) in New York.


Construction Deaths Defy Declining Toll

U.S. construction deaths are back on the rise, even as the overall workplace death toll drops to one of its best records in a generation, the federal government reports.


Engineers Call for Inspection Changes

Following a fatal mall collapse, regulators are seeking changes to inspection standards and overall transparency in inspection reports from professional engineers.


CO Detector Hard Hat Takes Award

A construction hard hat that incorporates a carbon monoxide sensor has won an award for its inventors at Virginia Tech University.


Contractor Error Cited in Deadly Blast

Federal inspectors are holding a utility contractor primarily responsible for a natural-gas explosion that leveled a Kansas City restaurant and killed one of its employees in February.


BP Sues U.S. to Drop Contract Ban

British oil giant BP has filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to lift a federal contract ban imposed after the company was charged with crimes, including mans...


OSHA Probes Tower Painter’s Death

Federal inspectors are investigating the death of a painter who suffered a fatal fall from a water tower in the closing days of the project.


Fear Seen in Injury Underreporting

Fear of firing, reluctance to undermine safety incentives, and assumptions that getting hurt is “part of the job” are fueling widespread under-reporting of work-related injuries in construct...


Chemical Disasters Spark New U.S. Order

The U.S. is moving to crack down on chemical safety and security in the wake of a growing series of catastrophic chemical accidents, including the April plant explosion that killed 15 people...


2 Inspectors Fall to their Deaths

Two transmission line inspectors in Texas have perished after the cable that suspended them from their hovering helicopter apparently struck the power line and snapped.


Army Cited after 3 Diving Deaths

Federal health and safety investigators have issued citations against the U.S. Army's Aberdeen Test Center in the first of three diving deaths that occurred just weeks apart earlier this yea...


Painter’s Death Halts Bridge Work

The death of a bridge painter has shut down work on two Rhode Island bridges, while contractors work to develop a new safety plan, authorities announced.


With Mall ‘Doomed,’ Owner Shunned Fixes

The owner of Ontario's infamous Algo Centre Mall says he refused to repair what he called a “doomed” structure because it was a “black hole” unworthy of additional expense.


Halliburton Admits Destroying Evidence

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. will become the third corporation to plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 offshore workers and un...


Feds: Heat Caused Fatal Bridge Collapse

Record heat was to blame in a fatal train derailment last summer that collapsed a bridge, sending the entire structure and dozens of loaded freight cars crashing onto the street below, a fed...


2 Companies Held Liable in Tank Death

South Carolina health and safety investigators have fined a paper mill and its contractor in the asphyxiation of a worker who was cleaning a tank in January.


NYC Construction Deaths on the Rise

Construction worker fatalities are soaring in New York City, possibly due to a resurgence in construction activity there, federal regulators are reporting.


Stan the Man Gets His Span

In the bottom of the ninth, Stan Musial and the veterans have tied for naming rights to the Mississippi River's next major bridge project.


Bridge Projects in MO, AZ, PA Kill 3

Devastating bridge construction accidents in three states have claimed the lives of three workers in 10 days, authorities report.


Fatal OH Plant Blast Draws $325K Fine

A deadly explosion at a Cincinnati sewage plant has drawn 22 federal health and safety violations and $325,710 in fines for the facility owner.


From OSHA, A Peek Behind the Probes

Against the backdrop of a mounting number of deadly structural collapses, the federal government has just released extensive documentation of its investigations into several such disasters.


Probe: Doctored Inspection Unfolds

One discredited Ontario engineer touched up the structural assessment, while his partner signed off on the report, based on verbal assurances and despite his own knowledge of problems at the...


Second LA Plant Blast Claims One

Just miles apart, two chemical plant explosions within two days in Louisiana claimed the lives of three people and sent well over 70 others to the hospital.


Plant Explosion Kills 2, Cause Unknown

A chemical plant explosion killed two people and injured dozens more in Geismar, LA, on Thursday (June 13).


Corrosion, Overloaded Cargo Sank Ship

Corrosion and a significantly weakened structure contributed to a sinking cargo ship that saw the loss of six lives, according to an investigation report published on Wednesday (June 12).


Worker Dies From Fall-Related Injuries

A construction worker has died several days after falling from the Lower Perry Bridge in La Grande, OR.


Federal Probe Urged in Mall Collapse

A citizens group is demanding a federal investigation into the fatal cave-in at the Algo Centre Mall, after an Ontario Labour Ministry official defended her agency's oversight of the doomed ...


Boss Imprisoned in Worker’s Fatal Fall

The owner of a UK demolition company has been sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter in an employee’s death on a worksite.


No Answers in Parking Deck Cave-in

Investigators continue to comb the rubble of a suburban Maryland parking garage to determine why a 50,000-pound concrete slab fell, fatally crushing a construction worker and critically inju...


Settlements Seen in Painters’ Deaths

A coating contractor and Colorado utility implicated in the 2007 deaths of five painters are reportedly close to settling federal safety cases for reduced amounts.


Coating Made to be Bulletproof

Developed for a “dangerous world” of school, mall and theater shootings, a new protective coating is being billed as a bullet-stopping life saver.


Painter Electrocuted on Bridge Project

Authorities are investigating the death of a worker on a Kentucky bridge painting project that has been fast-tracked for early completion.


Contractor Fined in Tank Worker’s Death

An Illinois industrial cleaning and painting firm is being held responsible for the death of a worker, who was stricken while cleaning a methylene chloride tank inside a paint thinner plant.


$2.25B Fine Urged in Pipeline Blast

The California utility responsible for a fatal pipeline explosion is likely in for an "astronomical" fine after investigators turned up dozens of preventable problems dating back decades.


OSHA Drops Citations in 2 Deaths

Two workers asphyxiated in a manhole’s toxic atmosphere were engaged at the time in “construction,” not “general industry work”—a distinction that is likely to spare their employer federal c...


Inspector Who Cleared Mall is Charged

Engineers who inspected an Ontario shopping mall last year declared it structurally sound one month before it caved in and killed two people.


Painting Contractor Cited in 2nd Death

A New York industrial painting contractor who lost two transmission tower painters in two deadly falls two years apart is now facing $35,000 in fines for new federal safety citations.


Offshore Fires Spur New Demands on BP

For the second time in two years, regulators have ordered BP to address offshore maintenance lapses that have led to fires and risked catastrophes aboard oil and gas platforms.


Judge Rips USACE over Katrina Failures

The many victims of New Orleans’ “tragically flawed” levees cannot prove that the Army Corps of Engineers caused the system’s failure during Hurricane Katrina—but even “if the levee was desi...


Amputation Dangers Draw $589K Fine

An Ohio paint-can manufacturer that allegedly operates with unguarded machinery in order to speed up production is facing egregious federal safety violations and nearly $600,000 in fines.


Shortcuts Revealed in Fatal FL Collapse

Five contractors are being blamed for a variety of shortcuts—from skipped inspections and welds to ignoring construction plans—in a Florida building collapse that killed four workers last fa...


7 Workers Perish during Tank Cleaning

Seven workers have died while cleaning a tank at a brewery in Mexico City for Grupo Modelo, the parent company of Corona beer, the company has confirmed.


Producer Blamed in Death of Tank Diver

A California film studio is being held liable for the death of a water tank cleaner who drowned on a movie set last fall.


New Airport Sign Kills Boy, Crushes Mom

A 10-year-old Kansas boy was killed and his mother critically injured when a massive concrete and glass display board in a newly renovated airport terminal fell on four members of the family...


Mall Study: Extreme Corrosion Unnoticed

The only surprise in last summer's fatal cave-in at an Ontario shopping mall is that it didn't happen a lot sooner.


Scissor Lift Topples, Kills 2 at Port

Two public-works employees were killed and a third was critically injured when a scissor lift they were working from toppled over in Port Everglades, FL,, hurling them several stories to the...


Doomed Mall: 1 Second, 1 Car

With a weld ravaged by water and corrosion, it took just one car—in one second—to cave in an Ontario shopping mall last summer, trapping and killing people inside, engineers studying the acc...


MT Contractor Cited in Worker's Death

A Montana paving contractor is facing 16 federal health and safety violations, including one willful violation, in the death of a worker who slipped from the top of a tank and struck his hea...


Ruling: Communications Doomed Worker

One emergency radio system—rather than a protracted chain of cell-phone calls—could have helped save the life of bridge worker Tilden Billiot, a federal review panel has concluded.


Coating Firm, GC Cited in Manhole Death

A St. Louis-area industrial painting contractor and general contractor share responsibility in the suffocation of an employee who perished in a pipe 18 feet underground a sewer plant last su...


Safety Firm Fined $448K in Fatal Shock

One of the nation's largest highway marking and safety contractors is facing $448,000 in fines and a list of egregious federal safety citations after an employee was electrocuted on an inter...


Firms Fined in Deadly Paint Dust Blast

Federal regulators are holding three contracting firms liable for a combustible-dust flash fire that claimed the lives of two workers in a paint booth at a Texas facility in August.


‘Stan the Span’ to Honor Musial, Worker

A plan to name the newest Mississippi River bridge after St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan ‘the Man’ Musial and a worker who died on the project is moving forward in Missouri.


Pipeline Mishap Kills 1, Levels Restaurant

A contractor's drilling error is suspected in a natural-gas pipeline explosion and fire that demolished a popular Kansas City, MO, restaurant this week, killing one person and injuring at le...


Driller Pleads Guilty in Gulf Disaster

The world's largest offshore drilling company will pay $400 million in fines and penalties stemming from crimes in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 workers, under an agreem...


Plant Collapse Kills 1, Injures 1

One worker has died and another has been injured after the collapse of a coal-fired power plant being demolished in Pampa, TX.


Roof, Walls Collapse at Chernobyl Plant

Heavy snow accumulation has caused the collapse of a large section of roof at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, but country officials insist that the site of the world's worst nu...


BP Confirms 4 Deaths in Terror Attack

BP has confirmed the deaths of four employees in the recent terrorist attack on one of its desert gas facilities in Algeria.


New Coating Helps Blastproof Trains

Haunted by catastrophic terrorist bombings of their transit systems, European researchers have developed a window coating that helps keep glass intact when shattered by a blast.


Contractor Cited in Traffic Cop’s Death

The construction contractor on a project that claimed the life of Westfield, MA, police officer has been issued a $14,000 fine after an investigation found a repeat safety violation.


Tank Worker Killed, 2 Hurt at SC Plant

Authorities are investigating the death of a contract worker who was cleaning a fume tank at a South Carolina paper mill owned by Resolute Forest Products.


Bridge Inspector’s Fatal Fall Probed

Federal authorities are investigating the death of an engineer who plunged 140 feet in a fall from a New York City bridge he was inspecting earlier this month.


The World’s Most Dangerous Commute

Tired of fighting traffic on your way to work? Try free-climbing to your job. More than 1,700 feet in the air. Without safety lines.


Transocean Fined $1.4B in Gulf Blast

The world's largest offshore drilling contractor will pay $1.4 billion in fines and plead guilty to environmental crimes to resolve federal civil and criminal cases stemming from the 2010 De...


WI Contractor Fined in 2nd Crane Death

Two Wisconsin construction firms are being held liable for a fatal crane collapse at a bridge construction site last year—the second death in three months for one of the contractors.


Customers to Foot Half of Pipeline Bill

Two years after a California pipeline explosion killed eight people and demolished a neighborhood, the utility's customers have been handed the bill: $299 million.


OSHA Fines Firm in Blaster's Death

A fatal labeling error that led an abrasive blaster to hook his supplied-air hood to nitrogen gas rather than oxygen will cost a West Virginia employer $42,700 in federal health and safety f...


OSHA Criminal Referrals Seen to Rise

U.S. employers whose workers suffer a fatal accident on the job may soon be looking at a new consequence: prison time.


Neglect Seen in Deadly Tunnel Collapse

At least nine people were killed on Sunday (Dec. 2) morning in Japan when hundreds of tons of concrete fell from the ceiling of the Sasago Tunnel.


Study: Low Bids Hide 'Staggering' Costs

Low-bid contractors who compromise safety end up squandering both public money and lives, argue three new studies that challenge the longstanding government contract process.


Coating Aims to Protect in Rail Fires

Global engineering group Trelleborg has introduced a fire-retardant protective coating designed to slow combustion of trains and save lives.


Gulf Crimes to Cost BP New US Contracts

Citing a “lack of business integrity,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday (Nov. 28) that it was temporarily suspending BP Exploration and Production Inc. and affil...


Deadly Overpass Collapse Sparks Riots

At least 13 people are dead, scores are injured, and about 20 people remain trapped in the rubble of a highway overpass that collapsed during construction over the weekend in Bangladesh, aut...


Body Found, Subpoena Set in Rig Blast

One body was recovered from the sea floor and divers continued Monday to search for another in the Gulf of Mexico, in the wake of an explosion and fire on an offshore oil platform.


BP Hit with Indictments, $4.5B Fine

British oil giant BP will pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges, including manslaughter, in the April 2010 explosion that killed 11 workers...


Water Utility Cited in Worker’s Death

Missouri’s largest water utility is facing two severe federal safety violations and a $140,000 fine in the death of a pipe cutter who was killed while working to rebuild tornado-ravaged Jopl...


Feds: VT OSHA Bungling Death Probes

Are workers in states that run their own occupational safety and health programs getting the same protection as those in states overseen by federal regulators? A new federal audit—the lates...


Painter Did Not Tie Off, Employer Says

A bridge painter who drowned after falling from the Lewis and Clark Bridge in Washington State had been wearing a harness but had not tied off, his employer said Tuesday (Nov. 6).


Bridge Painter's Body Recovered

The body of a missing bridge painter who fell into the Columbia River on Oct. 7 while working on the Lewis and Clark Bridge was recovered Saturday afternoon (Nov. 4).


1 Killed, 14 Hurt in Bridge Work Mishap

One worker was killed, one was in a coma, and 13 others were injured when a suspended platform fell Friday (Oct. 26) at the site of a mega-bridge being built off Hong Kong.


Shipyard Worker Killed in PA

Authorities are investigating the death of a Pennsylvania ship repair worker who became entangled in machinery while servicing a crane 100 feet in the air.


Death Toll Climbs in FL Collapse

As sadly expected, recovery workers on the scene of a building collapse at Miami Dade College have found another victim in the wreckage, bringing the death toll in the accident to four.


Contractor: Crane Hit Doomed Garage

A crane “bumped a support column” on a five-story parking garage two days before the structure pancaked on top of workers, killing three in Doral, FL, the contractor now says.


3 Dead, 1 Missing in Collapse Of College Parking Garage

At least three workers were dead and one was still missing Thursday after a parking garage under construction collapsed at Miami-Dade College in Doral, FL.


Concrete Form Mishap Kills 1, Injures 3

A concrete pour on a Kentucky highway project turned tragic this week when the metal form for a new retaining wall apparently fell, killing one worker and injuring three.


3 Companies Fined in MO Bridge Death

Federal authorities have issued serious four citations and leveled a $15,300 fine against the builders of a Mississippi River bridge in the fatal fall of a lift operator near St. Louis last ...


Construction Trade Death Toll Declines

Construction-related deaths continued a five-year decline in the United States last year, although workplace fatalities changed little overall, according to preliminary figures released Thur...


WI Bridge Worker Killed; Crane Death is Firm’s 2nd

Federal authorities are investigating the second worker death since April involving a crane operated by a Wisconsin contractor.


Death of IN Bridge Worker Investigated

Indiana authorities are investigating the death of a bridge construction worker who was apparently crushed by a piece of equipment last Monday.


CSB Blames DuPont in Fatal Tank Blast

DuPont engineers fatally misjudged the level of flammable vapor inside a 10,800-gallon tank that then exploded during welding at a New York polymer plant in 2010, the U.S. Chemical Safety Bo...


3 Painters Found Dead in CA Home

California authorities are investigating the deaths of three painters who perished while working in what officials described as a “sealed-off home.”


CA Tank Painter’s Death Spurs Alert

California occupational safety officials have issued a Fatality Alert about methylene chloride paint strippers after a painter died while using the toxic solvent in a tank.


3rd Worker Killed at Wastewater Plant

A third worker has perished at a Tennessee wastewater treatment plant while working to remove the wreckage that fatally crushed two other men last April.


Shipbuilder Cited in 3rd Worker Death

Three deaths at an Indiana shipyard—including two in four days—have now drawn 46 federal health and safety violations and nearly $200,000 in fines for the facility’s owner.


FL Bridge Worker Killed in Fall

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a worker who fell from a railway bridge in Florida this week while performing repairs.


3 Groups Cited in Fatal Stage Collapse

A sound contractor, stagehand union and the Indiana State Fair Commission all share responsibility for the deadly collapse of steel staging that killed seven people at the fair in August.


WA Shipyard Worker Killed in Fall

Federal authorities are investigating how a safety-conscious, experienced shipwright fell nearly 100 feet to his death in a Seattle shipyard.


Blasting Accident Kills Shipyard Worker

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 66-year-old Mississippi shipyard worker in an accident involving abrasive blast equipment.


Bridge Painter Feared Dead After Fall

A painter on Detroit’s Ambassador Bridge was missing and presumed dead after falling more than 100 feet into the river while working on the span.


OSHA Sets $118K Fine in Manhole Death

A Texas contractor failed to test atmospheric conditions, provide sufficient ventilation, or have rescue equipment ready before sending a worker into a sewer line, where he then died, federa...


Company Fined $7,300 in Fatal Collapse

A New York demolition contractor will pay a $7,300 fine in the catastrophic collapse of a Florida power plant that killed a 65-year-old welder last summer.


$46K Fine Set in Barge Painting Death

A deadly flash fire explosion that killed one painter and burned another aboard a barge has led to 12 federal health and safety citations and a $46,600 fine against the men's Tennessee emplo...


RPI Plea Deal: Probation, $1.65M Payout

RPI Coating Inc. will pay $1.65 million and accept five years of probation as part of a plea bargain in the deaths of five of its painters trapped underground by fire in 2007.


OSHA Program Targets Chemical Plants

Facilities that process and store chemicals will face heightened federal scrutiny, including more surprise inspections, under a new safety program designed to prevent catastrophic releases o...


Probes, Changes Follow Death of NY Tunnel Worker

An investigation is underway and safety procedures have changed after a young New York tunnel worker was fatally struck by a section of falling concrete while working alongside his father.


Paint Plant Fumes Kill Man, Injure 2nd

One man has died and another was critically injured after they were overcome by chemical paint remover fumes while working in a storage tank at a California paint company.


BP Tab in Refinery Disaster Tops $800M

BP has just added another $50 million to its cost for the 2005 Texas refinery catastrophe that killed 15 workers and injured 180 people.


Contractor Fined in 2nd Bridge Death

A Tennessee contractor is facing a new round of health and safety violations—its fourth case in six months—involving the death of a second worker on a massive bridge rehabilitation project.


OSHA: No Ventilation in 2 Tank Deaths

No ventilation was used and the air quality was not tested or monitored in a small underground septic tank where two men worked and perished last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Ad...


Tower Firm Fights Fine in Fatal Falls

The Indiana employer of two tower workers killed in a 320-foot fall is disputing the state’s finding that the company “knowingly” exposed the men to dangerous working conditions.


Boatyard Cited in Fatal Flash Fire

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 40 federal citations and a $221,200 fine to a Texas boat repair facility in a confined-space flash fire that killed two workers i...


2 Poisoned by Confined-Space Fumes

Federal authorities are investigating the deaths of two workers who were overcome by sewer gases while working in a sewage pump tank this week in Kennebunkport, ME


Tearful Co-Worker Recalls Painters’ Fatal Shortcut

A decision by three night-shift painters to take an unauthorized shortcut across the Forth Bridge cost one his life when he fell through the missing floor of an abandoned walkway, according ...


Bridge Painter Fined $5,600 in 2nd Death

A Pennsylvania industrial painting contractor has agreed to pay a $5,600 fine to resolve a federal safety citation issued after an employee fell to his death on a worksite.


$83K Fine Set in Rig Worker’s Death

A Gulf Coast oilfield services contractor faces $83,300 in fines and nine federal safety violations in the death of an oil rig worker on a barge in March.


Lift Safety Campaign Targets Schools

Colleges, high schools and other institutional users of aerial lifts have new safety resources available to help them avoid the kind of accident that killed a University of Notre Dame videog...


Construction Still Leads Work Deaths

Construction deaths are declining, but the industry still remains America’s most dangerous and U.S. workplaces were just as deadly in 2010 as in 2009, the federal government reports.


FL Tank Painter Collapses, Dies

A Florida municipal worker has died after falling critically ill while painting atop a water tower near Interstate 95, authorities said.


Death Toll Rises in Scaffold Collapse; 2 Lawsuits Seek $60M

A sixth victim has died from injuries suffered in the collapse of a 10-story scaffolding stage at the Indiana State Fair, just as another victim has filed the first of what will likely be ma...


OSHA Probes 3rd Death at Shipyard

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a Jeffboat maintenance employee—the third worker killed at the Ohio River shipyard since May 2010.


Tank Co. Cited in Worker’s Death

A Southeast Texas tank trailer company is facing 32 federal citations and $160,000 in fines in the death of a worker at the facility’s tank wash operation.


Railcar Plant Electrocution Probed

Federal authorities are investigating the electrocution of a worker at a railcar repair and painting facility in Arkansas.


Coating Plant Cited in Worker’s Death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has accused an Ohio powder coating company of 15 safety violations following the death of a grinder operator who was killed when the abrasiv...


Tank Maintenance Worker Killed in Fall

Authorities are investigating the death of a contract employee who fell 48 feet from the top of a refinery storage tank as he was performing routine maintenance work this week.


Bridge Company Fined in Worker’s Death

A Pennsylvania bridge company is facing a $14,000 federal fine and two serious safety citations in the death of a worker who was crushed in a trench collapse in January.


OSHA Cushions New Reg with e-Tool Help

Uncle Sam has bad news and good news for employers, proposing expanded reporting requirements for injuries and illnesses but providing a new web tool to help with compliance.


National Lift Safety Program To Come from Student’s Death

The death of a University of Notre Dame student employee will bring forth a new nationwide safety program on scissor lifts, under a unique settlement the university has reached in the case.


2 Injured in Tank Cleaning Flash Fire

Authorities are investigating a flash fire that erupted this week as three subcontractors were cleaning out a production water tank at an Oxy USA drilling operation in Colorado.


Jury Clears Xcel in 5 Painters’ Deaths

A federal jury has found Xcel Energy and its Colorado subsidiary not guilty in the 2007 deaths of five painters who were trapped by fire in a utility penstock.


Fatal Blast Probed at CA Sewage Plant

Authorities are investigating the death of an operator who was struck by steel shards when a 4,500-gallon water tank burst at the Clear Creek Water Treatment Plant, in Redding, CA.


Doomed FL Worker Had Warned Off Others

A welder working to dismantle a seven-story power plant “sensed something wasn’t right” and yelled for co-workers—including his own son—to evacuate, just before the structure collapsed aroun...


Hopes Dim for Trapped FL Worker

Workers said they were close Monday to recovering the body of a contractor trapped almost four days in the rubble of a seven-story Florida power plant that collapsed unexpectedly.


Manhole Rescue Effort Ends in 2 Deaths

Authorities are investigating the suffocation of two North Carolina workers in a water system manhole—one of whom apparently died trying to rescue the other.


Pipeline Contractor Fined In 2 Cases, 1 Fatal

The main contractor on Nevada’s Ruby Pipeline project is facing $36,000 in federal fines and multiple safety violations in the death of one worker in December and the injury of seven others ...


Refinery Tank Blast Kills 3 Painters

UK authorities are investigating the deaths of three painters and another employee in a Chevron oil refinery explosion that also critically injured a fifth worker.


Prosecutor: Xcel Knew Of Tunnel Safety Issues

Xcel Energy Co. knew of workplace safety violations in the area where five painters later died, yet chose the low-bid proposal by their employer, RPI Coating Inc., over another company with ...


Trial Begins in Deaths of 5 Painters

Federal criminal proceedings have begun in Denver against Xcel Energy Co. in the deaths of five men killed in a fire at the Cabin Creek hydroelectric plant in 2007.


Bridge Project Halted After 2nd Death

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has suspended a massive rehab project on the historic Henley Bridge in Knoxville after a second worker was killed on the job this week.


Pipe Plant Cited in Worker’s Death

The fatal crushing of an employee has led to a second set of federal citations and fines in four months against Welspun Tubular LLC, involving violations at its pipe manufacturing and coatin...


2 Killed in NM Sewer Trench Collapse

Authorities are investigating the deadly collapse of a trench that crushed two city employees as they worked on a sewer line in Las Vegas, NM.


Turbine Maker Cited in Death, Amputation at New Plant

The world’s largest wind tower plant, cited for a fatal accident just after the Colorado facility opened in October, is facing new citations and a $164,000 fine after a November accident cau...


Paint Blasting Mishap Kills MT Worker

Authorities are investigating the death of a Montana man who was struck in the head and killed by a part from an abrasive blasting machine while he was removing paint.


EPA: No Fine in Fatal Plant Collapse

The Gatlinburg (TN) Wastewater Treatment Plant will not face federal penalties for the collapse of a sewage basin wall last month that killed two workers and dumped millions of gallons of ra...


Companies Fined in Fatal NY Tank Blast

A DuPont chemical plant and a contractor with a once-spotless safety record are facing a total of 17 federal safety citations and nearly $117,000 in fines in a fatal explosion at the plant n...


Labor Slams OSHA on Worker Protection

Not everyone is jumping on the political bandwagon that is clamoring to “rein in” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Blade Maker Cited 8th Time in 4 Years

A wind turbine blade manufacturer with a history of federal safety violations, including some related to a 2010 death, is now accused of having employees work in a confined space filled with...


Notre Dame Sees No Fault in Lift Death

No one individual is responsible, or will be disciplined, for the death of a University of Notre Dame student videographer who perished in a 39-foot fall from a mobile lift in a windstorm, t...


OSHA Appeal Filed in Painter’s Deadly Fall

A Pennsylvania industrial painter is contesting a variety of serious federal citations in the fatal 90-foot fall of an employee who was painting an electrical transmission tower.


2 Killed When FL Water Tank Explodes

Federal, state and local authorities are trying to determine what caused a central Florida water tank to burst, unleashing a wall of water on an adjacent pump house and killing two men who h...


Wall Collapse Kills 2 at TN Sewage Plant

Authorities are investigating the collapse of a Tennessee wastewater containment wall that killed two workers and dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Little Pigeon River.


Tank Company Cited in Worker’s Death

A Mississippi propane tank maker faces 19 federal safety citations and nearly $47,000 in fines in the death of a worker who was ejected and crushed by a rough-terrain forklift he was operati...


City Cited in Official’s Drowning

Washington State authorities have issued 12 safety citations and fined a small town $15,750 in the death of its public-works director, who drowned last summer in a storm drain.


Two Die in Chemical Plant Explosion and Fire

Two workers died in an explosion and fire at a Louisville, Ky., chemical plant at 5:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.


Notre Dame Fined in Lift Death; ‘Knowingly’ Imperiled Untrained Worker

The University of Notre Dame has been fined $77,500 for “knowingly” allowing an untrained student to operate a long-uninspected lift in dangerously windy conditions, leading to the student’s...


House GOP Aims to Slash OSHA Funds

Congressional foes of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have proposed to slash tens of millions of dollars from the agency’s standards, enforcement and information programs f...


Notre Dame Ends Use of Mobile Lifts

While continuing to investigate the death of a student videographer on a falling scissor lift, the University of Notre Dame has announced that it will no longer use mobile lifts to film game...


Scaffold Firm Settles 3rd OSHA Case

New England’s self-described “premier scaffolding rental and erection company” has admitted to a serious federal violation in the collapse of scaffolding that sent a construction worker plun...


Fatal IN Lift Accident Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating the death of a contract worker who was fatally injured in a mobile lift accident at Evonik Degussa Corp.’s Tippecanoe Laboratories in Indiana.


JLG Lift Deaths Trigger Alert in UK

The UK government has issued a Safety Alert regarding two models of JLG scissor lifts, after three lift tip-over accidents in four years killed five people.


Firms Face $229K Fine in 2 Tank Repair Deaths

Two western Pennsylvania companies face federal citations and fines totaling more than $229,000 in a tank repair explosion that took the lives of two workers in July.


Fatal Collapse of Bridge Trench Probed in PA

Federal authorities are investigating the collapse of a trench during the repair of a newly built bridge in Allentown, PA, that killed one worker and injured another.


OSHA Proposes $92K Fine in Lift Death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued five citations and proposed $92,000 in penalties against LM Wind Power Blades Inc. of Grand Forks, ND, for fall and crushing haza...


Suit Takes Aim at Low Bidder’s Deadly Record

Should a low bidder’s blemished safety record weigh against its being awarded new contracts? Yes, says a Connecticut contractor that is suing to gain a contract lost to a competitor involved...


Contractor Cites Worker Misconduct in 2 Deaths

A Missouri bridge painting contractor has appealed federal penalties in the deaths of two employees, saying his company took extensive, on-going steps to enforce worker safety.


NY Road Painter Killed When Tanker Hits Truck

One road-striping painter was killed and another one was injured early Tuesday (Nov. 16) when their work vehicle was sideswiped by a tanker truck on the Niagara Thruway in Buffalo, NY.


SSPC Adds Disciplinary Action for Fatalities

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has revised its Disciplinary Action Criteria to establish sanctions for SSPC-certified contractors who have a workplace fatality.


Panel Affirms Fines in 2 Bridge Painting Deaths

An independent federal review board has upheld 18 citations and an $871,500 fine against a Missouri bridge painting contractor in the deaths of two workers killed weeks apart at the same wor...


NY Contractor Killed in DuPont Plant Blast

Federal, state and local authorities are investigating a baffling tank explosion that has killed one worker and injured another at a DuPont plant in Western New York.


Notre Dame Takes Responsibility in Lift Death

The president of the University of Notre Dame has accepted responsibility for the death of a student videographer who was killed when the hydraulic scissor lift where he was working blew ove...


Notre Dame Questioned in Lift Death

The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration has joined the investigation into the death of a Notre Dame University student who was killed when the hydraulic scissor lift from w...


Metals Supplier Cited in Crushing of Worker

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Georgia-based steel manufacturer for multiple safety violations in the death of a worker who was trapped and crushed in a polish...


OSHA Reduced ’07-’09 Fines by $321M Without Studying Safety Impact, Auditors Say

The federal agency charged with overseeing workplace health and safety reduced fines to 98% of the employers it cited for violations—$321 million in all—in one 23-month period without ever e...


OSHA Cites Employer in Painter’s Electrocution

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a $57,900 fine against a Pennsylvania painting contractor accused of workplace safety violations that led to the electrocution ...


OSHA Issues Mixed Report Card on State Programs

Hawaii’s occupational safety and health program is so deficient that it may be taken over by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, while California, Minnesota and other sta...


Crushing of Bridge Painter Probed

The New York City Department of Transportation is investigating the death of a painter who was fatally crushed while working on the Williamsburg Bridge.


US Slams Painting Contractor, Xcel in 5 Deaths

An industrial painting contractor’s lack of training, planning and “zero” safety rating were among the “vital safety failures” that caused a 2007 plant tunnel blast in which five painters pe...


Occupational Fatalities Decline in Latest Reporting Year

Occupational fatalities declined by 17 percent in 2009, according to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released on August 19.


OSHA Slaps BP with $50.6M Fine in ’05 TX Blast

BP Products North America Inc. will pay a $50.6 million penalty for the 2005 explosion that killed 15 workers at a Texas refinery and will spend at least $500 million to begin improving work...


OSHA Sets $16.6M Fine in Blast, But Won’t Ban Risky Practice

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $16.6 million in fines against 17 contractors for a power-plant explosion that killed six people in February, but the agency ha...


Employer Cited in Fatal Confined-Space Fire

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 32 citations against Thermal Polymer Systems LC of Angleton, TX, in connection with an explosion Jan. 28 that killed one wor...


OSHA Overhauls Standards for Cranes, Derricks

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its decades-old standards for the use of cranes and derricks in construction, mandating qualification of operators, increased on...


Painter Electrocuted at Work Site

A 48-year-old painter from the Pittsburgh area was electrocuted while painting a Habitat for Humanity complex this week.


 
 
   

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