A teenaged oil company employee was killed last week in Tyler County, West Virginia when he was struck by a truck, then pinned between the truck and a sand silo, according to news sources.
Nineteen-year-old Hunger D. Osborn was acting as a spotter for a tractor-trailer that was backing up to off-load sand when the accident occurred Thursday morning at an oil well pad.
A worker in Columbus, Ohio died last week after falling into a hydraulic press. News sources report that 60-year-old Timothy Underwood was operating a hydraulic press at Core Molding Technologies when he became stuck in the machine. Underwood suffered a catastrophic head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Had his employer properly created a work zone, a passing car on Philadelphia's 63rd Street might not have struck and killed a 27-year-old plumber working to repair an underground leak on a mid-November night in 2015.
A firefighter in Kentucky is electrocuted after contacting overhead power line, Kentucky. A factory manager dies after bypassing lockout-tagout. A landscaper in Massachusetts working from a raised portable work platform is electrocuted when a pole saw contacts an overhead power line.
Co-worker has similar injury one year earlier on same machine
May 5, 2016
Just one year after a worker amputated part of her right index finger on a spot welding machine at an Osceola, Wisconsin, metal stamping plant, a 19-year-old female co-worker suffered a similar injury on the same machine. OSHA inspectors found that her employer failed to implement safety procedures they agreed upon to protect workers from machine operating parts.
A leading supplier of frozen specialty foods is facing more than $172,000 in OSHA fines after two workers at its Salina, Kansas, facility suffered amputations in separate incidents and a third suffered lacerations and burns.
50,000 new amputations occur every year in the U.S. based on information from National Center for Health Statistics. Ratio of upper limb to lower limb amputation is 1:4. Most common is partial hand amputation with loss of one or more fingers -- 61,000. Next common is loss of one arm -- 25,000.