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OSHA Unloads New Case on U.S. Minerals

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new citations against U.S. Minerals Inc., alleging machine, fall and respiratory hazards at one of its newer facilities, in ...


Bridge Contractor Cited in Teen's Death

A 16-year-old worker who was directed to stand in a crane hazard area without a hardhat was too young to be on the job that took his life, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration h...


Yard's 3rd OSHA Strike Nets $243k Fine

Cited over and over for similar hazards, including one that cost a worker his arm, a Michigan shipbuilder must now answer to 18 new federal citations and $242,940 in penalties.


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...


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...


Painting Contractor Gets 2nd Case

An Ohio painting contractor is facing its second federal safety case in three years involving fall hazards and faulty machinery at its Toledo facility.


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...


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...


Dust Rule Shelved in OSHA's 2015 Plan

Combustible dust, a common source of fatal explosions and fast-burning fires in a variety of industries, has once again been moved to the regulatory back burner.


Repeat Hazards May Cost Yards $142K

One shipbuilder and one ship repair facility have each been hit with a dozen health and safety violations after exposing workers to numerous fall and other hazards, federal officials allege....


Bad Practices Endanger UK Workers

Forty percent of 1,748 building sites failed health and safety checks in a recent inspection sweep in the UK, authorities say.


Steel Company's 3 Plants Facing Fines

An Ohio steel manufacturer faces $77,000 in proposed fines after federal safety officials discovered amputation and fall hazards following employee complaints alleging unsafe working conditi...


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.


Athletes Pull Off Bridge Pull-Up Record

Call it Extreme Gym Class: a competition by seven athletes in seven countries to see who could do the most pull-ups while hanging from a bridge.


From China, A Bridge Jump Too Far

One of the world's tallest bridges has just hosted a competition that most people would rather die than enter: seeing who could jump off of it the best. Seriously.


OSHA Top 10 Sounds Grim Refrain

For the third straight year, fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding and respiratory protection violations—in that order—lead the list of federal health and safety citations issue...


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.


‘Gravity Doesn’t Give You a 2nd Chance’

Leaving workers "one slip, trip or step away from deadly or disabling injuries," a Connecticut contractor is facing nearly $300,000 in fines for federal fall, electrocution and other hazards...


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.


Shipyard Hazards Draw $305K Fine

A Texas shipbuilder is facing its second federal safety case in nine months after inspectors recently found a range of hazards uncorrected from last fall.


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.


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.


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.


New Job-Site Scrutiny Follows CA Deaths

The deaths of four workers on four jobs in four days in California will be bringing more safety inspectors to construction work sites, regulators have announced.


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.


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.


Collapse of Old Plant Investigated

As victims recovered, investigators continued to search Wednesday for the cause of a massive roof collapse at the old Bethlehem Steel Mill near Baltimore, MD.


Republic Steel Signs $2.4M OSHA Deal

One of North America’s largest steel makers will pay $2.4 million and overhaul its health and safety management to settle more than 100 federal health and safety violations cited in inspecti...


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...


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.


Abrasives Maker Gets 10th OSHA Case

Fourteen months after resolving numerous federal health and safety violations at its plant in Harvey, LA, U.S. Minerals is facing a fresh round of citations at the facility.


3M Adds Rescue Kit to Fall Protection

A new controlled-descent device is designed to be an “all-purpose rescue solution” for workers exposed to heights, 3M announced.


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.


Bridge Worker Lands Feet First in Fall

Thiago Santos, 29, probably has eight lives left. He used the first one to land, cat like, on his feet after falling 25 feet from the landmark Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City, NJ.


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...


Abrasives Maker Faces New OSHA Case

One year after settling eight federal health and safety cases with a $700,000 fine, U.S. Minerals is facing new allegations at the plant that started it all.


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.


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.


Railcar Finishing Operation Fined $133K

Abrasive blasting without fall protection, lining work in unexamined confined spaces, silica hazards and other dangers have drawn federal citations against a railcar finishing contractor for...


Concrete Maker Blamed in Ash Engulfment

Federal safety authorities are holding a major Midwestern ready mix producer responsible for the death of a plant operator who was buried in a storage silo full of fly ash.


Teen Worker Falls from MN I-90 Bridge

A 19-year-old construction worker has been critically injured in a 45-foot fall from a $187.5 million bridge construction project into a cofferdam, authorities say.


‘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.


GC, 5 Subs Fined on Power Plant Project

From shaky scaffolding to lead-paint hazards, more than 30 jobsite violations have landed six contractors from five states in trouble with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


MSA Offers 2-Person Lifelines

MSA’s newly enhanced lifeline system offers bypass shuttles, allowing two workers to share a line and pass each other while maintaining 100 percent tie-off, the company says.


Fall Arrest System Adds Air Hose

A new fall arrest system combines a pneumatic tool air hose with a fall protection system that complies with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.


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.


OSHA Hits Chicago Paint Shop for $75K

Blocked exits, lack of ventilation and combustible dust in the paint shop have drawn federal citations and fines to a Chicago company that coats and manufactures industrial shelving and stor...


Painter Injured on DE Bridge Project

A painter was injured in a fall from a Delaware bridge over the weekend, but details about the fall—particularly the distance—remain unclear.


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...


Gas Leak Exposure Leads to Citations

A Wisconsin metal finishing facility that allegedly failed to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak has been cited with 17 health and safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Heal...


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.


OSHA Fines Steel Producer $1.1M+

Adding to an already long list of federal health and safety violations, Republic Steel has received two dozen new citations and a proposed penalty of $1,138,500, the Occupational Safety and ...


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.


3M Offers Self-Rescue Device

3M has unveiled a new backpack-style rescue device for personal fall protection.


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.


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.


Guam Shipyard Faces 61 OSHA Citations

U.S. investigators have recommended nearly $300,000 in fines against Guam Shipyard, a former U.S. Navy facility, for scores of alleged health and safety violations.


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.


Worker Survives Fall from Crane

Faulty equipment is being blamed for a 35-foot fall suffered by a construction worker who was working on a crane at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.


OSHA Fines Follow 24-Foot Fall

A general contractor building a wind turbine in Hanover, MA, has been fined after an employee survived a 24-foot fall down the structure.


Bridge Mishap Leaves Painters Hanging

Two bridge painters can thank their fall protection for saving their lives after a support platform gave way and left them dangling from the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge in New York.


Spider Improves Lifeline System

Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, has revamped its SpiderLine lifeline system for workers on bridges, building construction, rooftops and other elevated surfaces.


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.


OSHA Fines Paint Co. $41K in Injuries

Worker injuries at a powder paint manufacturer have drawn multiple federal health and safety violations and more than $40,000 in fines, officials announced.


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.


New Spider Rail Made for Strength, Ease

Spider has introduced a high-strength, temporary guardrail system that is designed for easy assembly and portability without compromising fall protection.


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...


TX Firm Accused of Serious Fall Hazards

A commercial and residential concrete contractor in central Texas is facing $46,000 in federal penalties for allegedly allowing employees to work at heights without fall protection.


Capital Safety Touts New Escape System

A new hands-free escape system designed for workers in commercial construction tops a list of safety equipment just introduced by Capital Safety.


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.


Worker Survives 90-Foot Fall from Tower

An employee of a South Dakota tank and tower maintenance and painting firm is lucky to be alive after falling from the top of a municipal water tower in northwest Iowa.


Bridge Painter Loses Lifeline Appeal

An Ohio bridge painting company that challenged access to federal safety inspectors on a follow-up visit to a job site has lost its appeal of the case.


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).


Tower Painter Electrocuted, 2nd Injured

A New Jersey painter working on a high-voltage transmission tower was electrocuted and fell 70 feet to his death, striking his partner below him and knocking him to the ground as well, autho...


Fall Violations Lead OSHA’s Top 10

Fall-protection violations are now the leading cause of federal health and safety violations by employers, overtaking scaffolding violations for the first time in four years, new preliminary...


MA Bridge Worker Falls to His Death

Authorities are investigating the death of a bridge worker who fell 60 feet through a gap on Interstate 91 in Springfield, MA.


Repeat OSHA Violator Goes Bankrupt

Shouldering a lengthy, costly record of health and safety violations, a New Hampshire roofing, painting and construction company has declared bankruptcy.


Walsh Appeals Fine in Bridge Death

A Chicago builder is appealing a $10,000 fine imposed in the death of an employee who was crushed to death in a lift on a $131 million Indiana bridge rehab project.


OSHA Eyeing Contractor Fall Practices

Here’s a heads-up to contractors in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi: Uncle Sam is watching you. Mid-Atlantic contractors: You, too. Other regions: He may be on the way.


Corrpro Held Liable for Painter’s Hole

Cathodic protection supplier Corrpro Companies Inc. did not adequately protect a new field employee who fell through a hole left by a third-party painting contractor, a federal Administrativ...


GC Fined $10K in Bridge Worker’s Death

A Chicago builder managing a $131 million bridge rehab project has been fined $10,000 for the death of a lift operator on the job—a penalty that the victim’s brother compares to “me … buying...


Firm Fined $200K in 4 Scaffold Deaths

Rejecting a prosecutor’s plea to send a million-dollar message, a Canadian judge has fined an Ontario construction company $200,000 for the deaths of four immigrant workers who plunged 13 st...


Scaffold Failure Injures 4 at TX Plant

Four workers have been rescued from a 30-foot-deep pit after the scaffolding on which they were working failed at the Lubbock Wastewater Treatment Plant.


UK’s OSHA Adopts ‘Loser Pays’ Policy

UK employers who flout health and safety laws will start subsidizing the cost of their own enforcement, in a novel “cost recovery scheme” that the government will launch this fall.


OSHA Reaches Out to Stop Falls

OSHA has posted new media resources on its Fall Prevention page and encourages media to use them to help get the message out to workers and employers that safety pays and falls cost.


50-Foot Fall Kills Worker at Power Plant

A 50-foot fall from an aerial lift basket has claimed the life of a subcontractor’s employee at an old Pacific Gas & Electric Co. plant in Bakersfield, CA.


OSHA: RI Bridge Project Lacks Fall Plan

Inadequate rescue procedures and fall protection on a Rhode Island bridge project have landed the contractor in hot water with federal safety officials.


3rd Death, 2nd Fatal Fall for TX Firm

Federal authorities are investigating a worker’s fatal fall from a highway overpass in Texas—the company’s third death in seven years.


OSHA Hits Galvanizer with 22 Citations

A Mississippi branch of North America’s largest galvanizer is facing nearly two dozen federal health and safety citations and $78,500 in fines after an inspection triggered by a complaint.


4 Firms Fined in Bridge Painter’s Death

A Michigan industrial painting contractor bears the most responsibility among four companies cited in the death of a painter who fell from Detroit’s Ambassador Bridge in January and drowned,...


PowerSeat Made for Working at Heights

Harken Industrial has introduced the PowerSeat, a sit-on powered ascender touted as a first for people working at heights.


Fatal Falls Spur Life-Saving Effort

Trying to stem the deadly and crippling tide of falls on the eve of construction’s busiest season, the Labor Department has announced a new push to improve fall protection practices at works...


Harness Designed for Painters, Blasters

MSA has introduced a new full-body construction harness designed for comfort and ease of use in painting, abrasive blasting, confined space and other applications.


After Drop, Workplace Deaths on Upswing

More deaths in confined spaces and several large-scale disasters fueled an overall increase in fatalities on the job in 2010, according to new data by the Labor Department.


Company Cited in Fracking Tank Blast

Failure to control sparks and provide fall protection contributed to a tank explosion and blaze that injured three workers at a South Texas fracking disposal site in January, the Occupationa...


Audit: OSHA Too Slow on Rule Making

For those who view the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a slash-and-burn regulatory monster, the General Accountability Office begs to differ.


Steel Maker OKs Multi-Plant OSHA Pact

A major steel producer with a lengthy history of federal health and safety violations at its plants will be writing checks indefinitely to resolve the latest case, involving an employee who ...


OSHA Offers $1.2M in Training Grants

Fall protection, shipyard safety, and crane and chemical hazards are among the critical health and safety areas eligible for new training grants from the Department of Labor.


Bath Iron Faces 3rd Major OSHA Case

For the third time in recent years, one of the nation’s oldest and best-known shipyards is facing double-digit citations and a six-digit federal fine for a wide variety of repeat and serious...


NY Bridge Painter Feared Dead in Fall

A 35-year-old bridge painter is missing and presumed dead after he fell from the Throgs Neck Bridge in New York, apparently while doing something to his safety harness.


Cited in Deaths, Company to Train Others

The Indiana employer of two tower workers killed in a 320-foot fall will receive a drastically reduced fine and citations while launching a paid training program, under a settlement with sta...


Injured Painter Gets ½ Blame, ½ Award

An industrial painter permanently disabled in a 40-foot fall from an electric transmission tower shares the blame for the accident and will therefore receive only half of his $4.6 million aw...


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.


Painter Dangers Draw 2nd Shipyard Case

Accused for the second time in three years of endangering its painters, a Michigan shipyard is facing 32 new federal safety and health citations—including five repeats—and fines totaling nea...


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.


Contractors Cited in NJ Bridge Project

A New Jersey construction joint venture is facing seven serious safety violations and a $41,580 fine for conditions found on a major bridge project over the Passaic River.


$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...


KKR Buys Capital Safety for $1.12B

Capital Safety, a global supplier of fall-protection, confined-space and rescue equipment, has been sold to investment buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) for $1.12 billion.


Painting Contractor Faces 9th OSHA Case

Federal authorities have slapped hefty fines on a Wisconsin painting contractor after one painter was found straddling the parapet of a highway overpass and another fell 25 feet from a bridg...


Webinar Tackles Scaffold Standards

Working from scaffolds and aerial lifts is not only a critical safety issue in protective coatings; it is also a leading area of federal safety violations for employers.


RC Climber Integrates Fall Protector

ICM has introduced the On-Board Fall Protector, replacing the company’s standard fall protector and saving time and expense.


Tank Worker Hazards Draw $54K Fine

Allowing workers to clean tanks without precautions for confined-space work and other hazards has drawn an Ohio company 16 federal health and safety violations and fines totaling $53,900.


Falls, Construction Still Top Workplace Dangers

The good news: Slightly fewer Americans are being injured on the job. The bad news: Millions are still endangered daily in the same old ways, with the construction industry still claiming th...


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.


Scaffold Law Effort Seeks Liability Shift

If an intoxicated worker who shuns a safety harness slips and falls 50 feet from a scaffold and breaks his neck, is the employer responsible?


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.


MSA Rolls Out Twin-Leg Fall Limiter

MSA has introduced the Workman Twin Leg Personal Fall Limiter, designed to increase productivity by providing greater mobility and continuous connection while the worker moves from one locat...


2 Fall-Arrest Lifelines Self-Retract

Fall-protection equipment manufacturer Capital Safety has introduced two new self-retracting lifelines, designed to withstand the harshest operating environments.


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.


OSHA Gets Court Order to Protect Crew

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has taken the rare step of obtaining a federal court order to ensure that a New Jersey general contractor keeps a construction site safe and...


$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.


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.


New Railings Clamp Directly to Slabs

Garlock Safety Systems, of Plymouth, MN, has introduced Turbo-Rail fall protection railings, which can clamp directly onto parapet walls and slab floors.


Tower Painter Survives 100-Foot Fall

Authorities are investigating an accident at a Texas municipal water tower, in which a painter fell about 100 feet from the top of the tower while working.


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.


OSHA Offers $4.7M for Safety Training

Nearly $5 million in federal funds is now available for training in fall protection, chemical exposures, shipyard hazards and other critical health and safety areas.


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...


Bridge Painting Draws $207K OSHA Fine

An Ohio industrial painting contractor faces $207,200 in fines and multiple federal citations for allegedly failing to provide fall protection and water safety measures for bridge blasters a...


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.


Boat Maker Fined $95K in Repeat Case

A Georgia boat maker faces $95,240 in federal fines and 19 health and safety violations for failure to abate a variety of violations found on earlier inspections.


Carts Offer Fall Protection for 1-3

Garlock Safety Systems, of Plymouth, MN, has introduced a series of Cobra LifeLink Mobile Fall Protection Carts for one, two or three workers.


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...


Aqueduct Noise, Fall Hazards Cited

Deafening noise, multiple fall hazards, lack of fire extinguishers, and unprotected work near energized electrical panels are among the federal health and safety violations a contractor face...


OSHA Cites US Minerals for 6th Time

U.S. Minerals LLC has been hit with a sixth wave of federal health and safety citations—and the third round at one plant—leaving the embattled abrasives maker with seven new citations and an...


Free Webinar Tackles Fall Protection

Preventing falls—the leading cause of death in construction-related industries—will be the focus of a free webinar Thursday (Feb. 24) co-sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


Tank Painters’ Fall Prompts Citations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Florida contractor $69,168 for a scaffolding collapse that critically injured two men who were painting the interior of a munici...


Tower Painter Survives 80-Foot Fall

A Pennsylvania industrial painter fell 80 feet to the ground and a fellow painter was left dangling in mid-air by his safety harness when their scaffolding gave way as they were painting a s...


Pipe Company Faces 25 OSHA Citations, $88K Fine

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 25 citations and proposed $88,000 in fines against Welspun Tubular LLC for alleged violations at its pipe manufacturing and coati...


Contractor Fined in Fall from Bridge

A Vermont industrial contractor has agreed to pay a state fine of $3,500 for a 22-foot fall suffered by a worker on a bridge redecking project last fall.


9th OSHA Case Labels NJ Transit Contractor a ‘Severe Violator’

A New Jersey contractor with a record of federal fall-protection safety violations has been cited again for work at a state train station—this time, leaving the company with a $69,300 fine a...


2 MO Contractors Jailed for OSHA Violations

Two St. Louis masonry contractors have been ordered jailed for repeatedly failing to comply with court sanctions enforcing citations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Owner Cites ‘Human Error’ in Painter’s Death

A bridge painter who suffered a fatal fall on a worksite in Maine last week was the victim of human error, the owner of the contracting company says.


2nd PA Bridge Painter Killed in Fall

Authorities are investigating the death of a New Jersey painter who perished in a fall Sunday from the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge in Maine, where he was working.


New OSHA Case Pushes U.S. Minerals Fine to $1M+

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has slapped abrasives maker U.S. Minerals with its fourth series of citations since August, leaving the company facing more than 100 citatio...


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.


OSHA Fines Abrasives Maker 3rd Time in 3 Months

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a new wave of citations and proposed penalties against U.S. Minerals LLC related to its facility in Harvey, LA—the agency’s third...


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...


Fall Hazards Again Top OSHA’s Violations List

Scaffolding, fall protection and ladder violations claimed three of the top five spots on OSHA’s list of violations in 2010—a record that has stubbornly persisted for years, officials said.


OSHA Hits Contractor with 4th Fine in 3 Years

A New York painting and masonry contractor cited and fined by federal authorities in 2007, 2008 and 2009 for scaffold and fall hazards now faces 15 new citations and an additional $225,200 f...


Worker on PA Bridge Project Survives 100-Foot Fall

A worker on a Pennsylvania bridge project survived a 100-foot fall from the bridge into a containment net on Monday.


Crane Rigger Acquitted in Fatal ’08 Collapse

A crane rigger has been acquitted of all charges in the 2008 collapse of a tower crane in Manhattan that killed seven people and injured two dozen.


OSHA Plans Rule on Surface Trips, Falls

Federal safety regulators will propose new rules to require improved worker protection from tripping, slipping and falling hazards on walking and working surfaces.


ASSE Tackles Workplace Falls

As winter weather compounds the steady rise in workplace falls, the American Society of Safety Engineers is offering tips to stem the toll, which causes injury, death and a multibillion-dol...


Falls Top Rising OSHA Violations

Fall-related infractions are on track to dominate this year’s 10 top violations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration—a toll that has increased almost 30 percent over las...


Revised Fall Standard Approved

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has announced that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently approved the newly revised voluntary consensus standard, “Definit...


Little Giant Unveils ‘Safe Ladder’ Styles

Addressing statistics that still show nearly one ladder-related death each day, Little Giant Ladder Systems has rolled out three “safe ladder” products with enhanced stability features.


Slip Data Seen Lacking on Floor Coatings, Footwear

Critical information about slip resistance is missing or unsubstantiated in many flooring, occupational footwear and coatings products, a new British study warns.


Free Seminars Focus on Scaffold, Ladder Safety

A national organization is offering free seminars nationwide on scaffold and ladder safety.


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