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Inquest Eyes Spray Booth in 2015 Explosion

An inquest is underway into a 2015 industrial accident in which an electrostatic spray booth exploded, claiming the lives of two workers at a factory in England.

Charges in Fatal CA Pipeline Mishap

A California construction company and a foreman it employed are facing trial on misdemeanor charges related to a 2015 incident in which a worker was crushed to death by a 4-ton length of pip...

OSHA Fines OH Steelmaker $113K

An Ohio steel manufacturer is facing more than $113,000 in penalties related to worker-safety issues after two inspections last spring, one in response to a worker fatality.

Asbestos Remains in Shipbuilders' Lungs

A new study of shipyard workers in Italy indicates that years and even decades later, those who have worked around asbestos can suffer health consequences, including mesothelioma and lung ca...

Galvanizer Faces $50K Bill

A Texas galvanizing facility is facing more than $50,000 in fines after federal inspectors found numerous alleged safety violations at its steel coating plant.

Shipbuilders, OSHA Sign Safety Pact

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has formed an alliance focusing on the protection of shipyard workers.

Water Tower Fall Nets $180K in Fines

After a painter fell 70 feet in June inside the Wisconsin water tower he was cleaning, the federal agency that is charged with ensuring worker health and safety said they knew something was ...

Cartridge Service Life Indicator Debuts

3M has created a respirator cartridge that allows its user to see when the cartridge needs to be replaced.

U.S. Fall Safety Campaign Underway

WASHINGTON, DC—Millions of American workers are participating in a nationwide effort this week and next to raise awareness about falls in construction.

Researcher: Build Safety on Openness

BOSTON—Construction sites are filled with dangers that change constantly, so why isn't that high-stakes ebb and flow passed to the crews at risk?

Patrol Hazards in OSHA Video Game

A new video game can help workers identify safety issues and raise awareness about resources to address hazards in the workplace.

OSHA Fines TX Cement Company $286K

A Texas cement mixer manufacturer faces $286,200 in proposed fines for nearly three dozen alleged safety and health violations, federal regulators said.

OSHA Alleges Repeat Painter Hazards

A Texas trailer manufacturer has repeatedly exposed painters and abrasive blasters to airborne particles over eight times the permissible limit, as well as several other hazards, federal saf...

Plant Fined after Painter Half-Blinded

A Columbus, OH, metal staircase manufacturing facility faces $90,090 in proposed penalties after a head injury left a painter blind in one eye and half-sightless in the other.

Bridge Paint Hazards Draw $110k Fine

An Illinois railroad faces $110,500 in proposed penalties after allegedly exposing workers to lead-paint hazards during bridge demolition work in Chicago.

Pipe Maker Cited for Amputation Hazards

For the fifth time in five years, a pipe manufacturer in Arkansas has been cited for health and safety violations—this time alleging amputation hazards, federal officials announced.

Feds Recommend Nanomaterial Controls

As makers of paints, coatings and other products reap the rewards of the nanotech boom, federal health and safety experts are racing to keep up with the risks.

Concrete Maker Hit with 18 Citations

Silica exposure, confined-space infractions, respiratory hazards, and other health and safety dangers have drawn $153,900 in fines and a lengthy list of federal violations for a New Jersey c...

Tank Cleaner Hit with 33 Violations

Federal authorities have slapped a slew of citations and $83,300 in fines on a tank cleaning company in Texas for chemical, explosive and confined-space hazards.

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.

Spray Booth Hazards Draw $119K Fine

Unsafe spray finishing operations, including flammable liquids and paint booth hazards, are among the violations that have landed a screen printing company in hot water with federal regulato...

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.

Disney Closes Rides after Citations

M-i-c-k-e-y M-o-u-s-e is in big trouble with C-a-l/O-S-H-A.

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...


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