Another worker exposed to same hazard at same plant the next day
December 5, 2014
A 39-year-old worker and father of three was crushed to death on May 22, 2014, while repairing a bin at the Ready Mix Batch Plant owned by Nuvo Construction Co. in Milwaukee. The following day, an employee for a different company, Sonag Ready Mix LLC, completed repairs to a bin sensor at the Ready Mix Batch Plant while exposed to the same hazard.
Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez got a taste of the coal miner’s life on Dec. 1, when he descended 1,000 feet below the earth’s surface for an underground tour of a Cumberland Coal Resources LP mine in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.
Central Transport LLC faces $330,800 in fines; cited elsewhere for similar hazards
December 4, 2014
Employees at the Central Transport LLC freight shipping terminal in Billerica, Massachusetts were exposed to electrocution, falls, crushing and other injuries due to their employer's knowing and repeated disregard for basic worker safeguards, OSHA has found. The company faces $330,800 in fines for these hazards.
CSB warns that improvements needed in process safety regulations
December 2, 2014
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released a short video safety message marking the 30th anniversary of history’s worst industrial accident. The tragedy occurred at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India and killed an estimated 25,000 people.
According to the latest United Kingdom government statistics, more than a third of non-residential premises audited last year by FRAs (fire and rescue authorities) were not fully compliant with the government’s Fire Safety Order.
Three times as many cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than on an average day
November 26, 2014
Cooking is, and has long been, the leading cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries, and according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home cooking fires peak on major U.S. holidays that traditionally include cooking such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter.
In the aftermath of the severe snow storms that ravaged the Buffalo recently and the current warm temperatures giving way to melting snow, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is encouraging Buffalo residents to be aware of the potential dangers that can result when water comes in contact with electricity.
Soldream Inc. faces more than $59K in proposed fines for multiple safety, health violations
November 25, 2014
What began as a fire in a titanium dust collection system at a precision machining shop in Vernon resulted in OSHA identifying and citing 20 safety and health violations at Soldream Inc. Proposed fines total $59,290.
A longtime employee at Accurate Box Co., Inc. in Paterson, N.J. sustained severe internal injuries after entering a die cutting machine to do maintenance – and being crushed when the machine was activated by another employee who was unaware that the victim was inside.
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