The recent death of a worker at a New York City construction site has prompted the city to form a taskforce to investigate misconduct and corruption in the construction industry, news sources are reporting.
OSHA cites Ridewell Corp. for one willful safety violation
June 30, 2015
If they had been in place, safety mechanisms might have saved a 62-year-old parts assembler who died after he was struck by a 4-pound metal spacer that flew off a 4-ton hydraulic press, OSHA inspectors determined.
The death of a 52-year-old contractor who was crushed to death at a Missouri automotive assembly plant was preventable, according to OSHA inspectors. The incident occurred in December 2014 when a weld failure caused a temporary support safety pin to disengage on an assembly line conveyor carriage at KCI, Inc.’s Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo.
Do I Report Heart Attacks? Do I have to report a work-related fatality or in-patient hospitalization caused by a heart attack? Yes, your local OSHA Area Office director will decide whether to investigate the event, depending on the circumstances of the heart attack.
A workplace fatality that brought attention to the issue of crowd control in the retail industry appears to be – finally – headed toward a resolution, after Walmart recently withdrew its appeal of a $7,000 OSHA fine over the incident.
According to news sources, one worker was killed and two others injured Thursday when a ceiling collapsed on a film set for a movie directed by Martin Scorsese. All three victims were Taiwanese citizens.
A 25-year-old working on a six-story residential project at Florida State University died after being struck and crushed by a material/personnel elevator carriage not enclosed on all four sides. After an investigation of the July 28, 2014 fatality, OSHA found that Miller's Plumbing and Mechanical Inc. allowed a window-frame opening in a building under construction to be uncovered, thus exposing workers to the hazard of being struck and crushed by the elevator carriage as it passed within inches of the opening.