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North Carolina contractor's disregard of safety standards leads to fatal trench collapse

Clyde Nettles Jr. was in an unprotected trench reconnecting drainpipes at Fort Bragg on July 24, 2014, when, without warning, the walls collapsed around him and another worker. The other worker was able to escape uninjured, but 22-year-old Nettles was not.


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Deadly fall blamed on lack of fall protection

A roofing worker in Piasa, Illinois fell 27 feet to his death on Aug. 4th, 2014 because his employer, Mid-State Construction & Roofing Inc., failed to provide fall protection, according to OSHA.


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Struck-by accident kills worker at Florida State University

Four companies cited for violations

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.


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Worker fatally struck by car at meat processing plant in San Antonio

Surlean Foods cited for 9 safety violations

Raul Saucedo, who had not been provided with high-visibility clothing* by his employer, was fatally struck by a car while cleaning outside the Surlean Foods facility, OSHA has found.


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NYC supermarket worker crushed to death

Moisha’s Kosher Discount Supermarket cited for multiple hazards

A 22-year-old employee of Moisha's Kosher Discount Supermarket Inc. in Brooklyn was fatally crushed between a cement wall and a forklift on June 10, 2014, as employees used an electrical pallet jack to push a broken forklift up a ramp to the supermarket's roof.


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Company faulted on training following death of worker

An OSHA investigation found that Environmental Remediation and Recovery Inc. did not have equipment or trained personnel to rescue a 27-year-old worker promptly who collapsed and later died while cleaning a rail car. The agency has cited seven willful and 14 serious safety violations, many involving permit-required confined space safety regulations.


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Teenage worker dies at Missouri construction site

A 16-year-old laborer who was told to stand in a danger zone died after being struck by the swinging cab and boom of a crane at a Delta, Missouri work site on June 18, 2014.


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Moving machinery citation in death at Colorado meat packing plant

A 54-year-old worker at a Greeley, Colorado was fatally injured in June, 2014 when his hair and arm were caught in an unguarded conveyor system. His employer, JBS USA LLC, failed to protect workers from moving machine parts by properly guarding or de-energizing the equipment, an inspection by OSHA found.


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21-year-old worker fatally crushed at auto parts supply plant

A 21-year-old machine operator was killed at Ventra Belvidere LLC while reaching into a machine to align parts made for Chrysler vehicles. Following an investigation into the June 10, 2014 incident, OSHA, OSHA cited the Belvidere, Illinois facility for one willful and four serious safety violations for exposing workers to dangerous machinery and other hazards.


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Worker fatally injured at Milwaukee concrete plant

Another worker exposed to same hazard at same plant the next day

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.


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