Soon after beginning their cleanup of a fume-filled tanker car at an Omaha, Neb., rail maintenance yard, Adrian LaPour and Dallas Foulk were dead.
An explosion that April 2015 afternoon trapped LaPour in a flash fire inside the car and hurled Foulk out the top to his death.
OSHA inspectors acting on a complaint found postal employees in Brooklyn, Maryland exposed to blood and other potentially infectious bodily fluids while handling packages labeled as containing biological infectious materials.
An employee of Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning and General Contracting of Massachusetts Inc. was injured when he fell 9 feet from a garage roof in Lexington on Oct. 24, 2016. It was the second such incident in Massachusetts in less than a year for the New Jersey-based company that specializes in cleaning gutters and roofs. On Nov. 29, 2015, another employee fell 26 feet from a roof in Newton.
Working in confined spaces presents a unique and dangerous challenge of combatting the unseen; oxygen deficiency, poisonous or explosive, hazardous substances are among the most frequent causes of accidents associated with this line of work in confined spaces and containers.
An OSHA inspection conducted after Mountainaire Farms Inc. of Selbyville, Delaware reported that an employee had suffered a finger amputation while operating a packaging machine ended with five citations and two hazard alerts issued to the company.
Worker dies after being caught between crane hook, load bars
December 12, 2016
A federal investigation prompted by the death of a 51-year-old chemical technician at a coatings company's facility in Mosinee has resulted in multiple safety violations.
OSHA issued three repeated, four serious and three other than serious safety citations on Dec. 7, 2016, to the Schofield-based, Crystal Finishing Systems' following the agency's investigation into the June 14, 2016, death.
After receiving a complaint about employees at a Pennsylvania health care facility being exposed to workplace violence, OSHA enforcement personnel found that hazard along with potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff.
For longshoremen who load and offload timber in the upper Northwest, every ship that sails into port carries a reminder of the litany of hazards they face at work. Loads of extremely heavy logs must be handled carefully to avoid serious and potentially fatal injuries.