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Worker dies after 15 foot fall

M.R. Asphalt, Inc. cited for failure to provide fall protection

An employee checking asphalt levels from the top of a tank died after falling 15 feet and hitting his head on a concrete structure supporting the tank. The September 2012 accident at Corvallis, Mont.-based M.R. Asphalt Inc. resulted in 16 safety and health violations, including one willful for failing to provide a guardrail or fall protection on the working surface.


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Worker without FR clothing dies in flash fire

J.R. Resources cited for violations

A natural gas company’s failure to provide a worker with FR clothing lead to a fatality, according to OSHA, which has cited Pennsylvania-based J.R. Resources for eight safety and health violations. The employee died from injuries sustained during a flash fire.


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TX oil worker fatalities and safety violations go hand in hand

Long hours and massive equipment increase danger

Since 2009, eleven employees working for drilling companies and related industries died in accidents that could have been prevented, according to a story in the San Antonio Express-News.


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OSHA opens up communication with fatality victims’ families

According to the fiscal year 2013 Congressional Budget Justification for OSHA, the agency will be more transparent in divulging information to the next-of-kin of workplace fatality victims. OSHA has long been criticized by activists such as Alabama’s Ron Hayes, whose son was killed in a grain silo, of frustrating victims’ families by leaving them out of the information loop.


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Traffic deaths: A surprising dimension of the red state-blue state divide

The nation’s red and blue states often are miles apart in social attitudes and, of course, political outlook. It turns out that they also divide into distinct camps when it comes to a grimmer measure — fatal traffic accidents.


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One a day: Florida’s workers die at a high rate

It may have year-round sunshine and play host to “the happiest place on earth,” but Florida’s dismal work-related fatality statistics reveal another side of the state.


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Construction fatality report yields surprising results

States that report low numbers of nonfatal injuries among construction workers tend to have high rates of fatal injuries, while those with low fatality rates tend to report higher numbers of nonfatal injuries, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation.


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OSHA issues new directive on communicating with victims' families

A new OSHA directive specifies how, after an occupational fatality, agency representatives should keep victims' families informed about the investigation into their loved ones' deaths.


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Bearing witness to the perfect storm

October 2011 marked the 20th anniversary of the original Perfect Storm, the Halloween Nor’easter that ravaged New England in 1991.


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Bathtub refinishing chemical kills 13 workers nationwide

Stripping agents, poor ventilation blamed

Since 2000, at least 13 workers have died in the U.S. after performing bathtub refinishing with stripping agents containing methylene chloride.


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