OSHA says one of the region's largest commercial laundry companies continues to expose its employees to the same workplace hazards that contributed to the 2011 death of a 24-year-old worker at a Prestige Industries LLC facility in Bay Shore, New York.
A construction accident that killed two workers last month in Myanmar was not unusual. In fact, serious workplace incidents are common in the Southeast Asia state, although it’s difficult to quantify them because outdated occupational safety regulations don’t require the comprehensive keeping of such statistics.
A welder died because Metal Shredders of Miamisburg, Ohio failed to protect him from an energized electrical line while he was cutting a metal roof off an industrial transformer substation, according to OSHA, which initiated an investigation at the company’s facility after the worker’s death.
An oil field rig exploded in West Texas in March, killing three workers, according to the Associated Press. Investigator Dusty Kilgore of the Upton County Sheriff's Office told AP the accident happened about 40 miles south of Midland.
When two Lone Star Management LLC employees were directed to use a gas-powered forklift to move pallets of fireworks and cardboard out of an explosives storage facility, the gas ignited, causing an explosion and fire.
Another worker exposed to same hazard at same plant the next day
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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.
A 31-year-old engineer was fatally injured on May 27, 2014, when his head was struck by an unguarded rotating gear arm on a piece of bakery equipment at Alpha Baking Co. Inc. OSHA has cited the Chicago baking plant for six serious safety violations following the tragic incident.
A new employee of a Maui zip-line course was trying to capture a customer coming in from the previous platform when she fell 125 feet into a ravine. The zip-line customer's momentum pulled both Patricia Rabellizsa and another worker off the platform.
The owner of a construction company was killed and a police officer injured yesterday in a trench collapse in suburban Detroit. News sources say 59-year-old Leland Rumph, owner of Rumph Construction, was digging a trench into a sewer in Grosse Pointe Woods when the trench collapsed, burying him up to his neck in heavy clay in the 20 foot deep hole dug by a backhoe.
Among the articles in the January 2021 issue of ISHN Magazine, we continue a series on whistleblowers, offer support for lone workers and provide an exclusive analysis of OSHA under the Biden Administration with commentary from a variety of experts.