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New worker killed at Mississippi lumber mill

Safety guard had been removed

A Graham Lumber Co. employee was killed after he became entangled in a conveyor belt at the company's lumber mill in Fulton. The worker, employed at the company for less than two weeks, was cleaning up sawdust and bark around an unguarded conveyor when the entanglement occurred.


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Aluminum plant showed 'total disregard for worker safety and health'

Employees at Matalco US Inc. in Canton were exposed to amputation, fall hazards and unsafe crane operations, according to an OSHA inspection which resulted in two willful, one repeat and two serious safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $130,200.


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Worker fatally engulfed in South Dakota grain elevator

A 51-year-old worker was fatally injured when he became engulfed in flowing grain in a railcar load-out elevator at Prairie Ag Partners. The worker was killed when attempting to remove a jam from a chute while the auger was moving.


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Teams from West Virginia, Virginia take top prizes in mine rescue skills championship

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced the winners of the Nationwide Coal Mine Rescue Skills Championship, hosted by the Mining Technology and Training Center, which took place recently in Prosperity, Pennsylvania.


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CSB: Our recommendations are making a difference

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a video safety message discussing the role that the CSB recommendations program plays in ensuring that the Board’s accident investigations have a lasting impact on industrial safety.


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MSHA: Operator failures lead to double fatality at West Virginia coal mine

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the findings of its investigation into an accident in May at Brody Mine No. 1 that killed two miners. The underground coal mine, located in Boone County, West Virginia, is operated by Brody Mining LLC, a subsidiary of Patriot Coal Corp.


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Georgia paint manufacturer exposed workers to amputation, electrical hazards

Plaid Enterprises Inc. was cited by OSHA for six safety violations that involved amputation, electrical and other safety hazards following an April 2014 inspection at the company's craft paint production facility located on Mellon Court in Decatur.


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MSHA awards $1M in Brookwood-Sago mine safety grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)  has awarded $1 million through its Brookwood-Sago grants program to seven organizations that provide education and training within the mining industry.


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New Hampshire contractor exposed employees to 25-foot falls; faces $61,000 in fines

Employees of Ken Stanley, doing business as A+ Roofing, were exposed to potentially fatal falls of up to 25 feet at a Somersworth job site due to their employer's failure to ensure the use of required fall protection, according to federal OSHA.


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Florida contractor cited for exposing workers to falls and other hazards; $162K in penalties proposed

Jasper Contractors was cited by federal OSHA for six safety violations for exposing workers to falls and other hazards while they performed roofing work at two residential work sites in Jacksonville.


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