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Workplace blast kills worker in Ontario, Canada

Dust collection system exploded

An explosion and fire last Saturday at an industrial facility in Sarnia, Ont. claimed the life of one worker and injured five others, one of them critically. Three of the hospitalized workers reportedly suffered serious burns.


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Five violations issued in deadly Florida tree trimming accident

A 39-year-old tree trimmer was killed when the mechanical arm supporting the bucket of an aerial lift suddenly collapsed, striking the cab of the truck and ejecting the worker onto the pavement. As a result of the fatality, OSHA cited Advanced Tree Service in Newberry for five safety violations.


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Ohio worker dies while clearing reactor drain

Company placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Following the death of an employee at Haverhill Chemicals LLC, OSHA has cited the manufacturer for 21 serious and two other-than-serious safety violations. Many of the violations involve OSHA's Process Safety Management Standards, which contain specific requirements for managing highly hazardous chemicals used in work.


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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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Construction worker dies after being struck-by an excavator bucket

OSHA cites Van Kirk Sand and Gravel for 2 serious violations after fatal incident

Two workers were injured, one fatally, after being struck-by an excavator bucket while installing stormwater drainage in a trench in Holdrege, Nebraska on July 17, 2014. OSHA cited Van Kirk Sand and Gravel, which operates as Van Kirk Brothers Contracting, for two serious safety violations related to the incident.


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Crane tips over and falls, killing two at Mass. site

Employer failed to ensure proper crane operation and employee training

The deaths of two workers in a crane tip-over April 12, 2014, in Bourne, Massachusetts could have been prevented if their employer, Massachusetts Bay Electrical Corp., had set up and operated the crane according to the manufacturer's instructions and trained employees in its proper operation, an inspection by OSHA found.


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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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Worker fatally engulfed in South Dakota grain elevator

OSHA cites Prairie Ag Partners for 11 violations

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 incident occurred March 15, 2014, when the worker attempted to remove a jam from a chute while the auger operated.


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One killed, two injured at Louisiana natural gas pipeline

A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday morning while working on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the coast of Lousiana. Two other workers sustained minor injuries.


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Baggage handler killed at Detroit Metro Airport

The death of a contract employee at Detroit Metropolitan Airport Friday has been ruled accidental, according to Wayne County spokeswoman Mary Mazur. An autopsy has determined that said 24-year-old VonDre Gordon died of multiple injuries.


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