A Maine contractor who was indicted on manslaughter charges after the death of an employee – his own half-brother – maintains that he is not culpable because his workers are not his employees and he cannot compel them to use fall protection. Shawn D. Purvis, owner of Purvis Home Improvement Co. in Saco, pleaded not guilty to the charges in April.
A Tennessee power company lineman was killed when the lift bucket he was working in suddenly burst into flames.
Dean Batey with Duck River Electric was working to repair a security light on a power line pole when the lift bucket he was in caught fire.
Palo Alto, CA — A 36-year-old man died while working on trees at a Stanford University housing complex in Palo Alto on Saturday afternoon, Palo Alto fire officials said Monday. He has been identified as Jesus Silva Romero of San Jose, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office.
A Texas-based contractor faces $12,934 in proposed penalties after three of its employees suffered fatal injuries while attempting to install a new antenna on a communications tower in Miami. That total corresponds to $4,311 per worker.
The incident involving Tower King II Inc. occurred in a Miami suburb on Sept. 27, 2017.
Sturdy new fiberglass railing were installed in a New York City subway tunnel last week - the day after one collapsed, sending a worker to his death.
Killed in the nine foot fall from a local track to an express track was 23-year-old St. Clair Zaire Stephens Richards, who had six months on the job, according to news reports.
A Florida Patio and Pool Enclosure Installer faces $40,096 in fines following the death of an employee who fell while installing patio screen enclosures.
OSHA has cited Naples-based L.I. Aluminum Design Inc. for four serious citations.
More details have emerged about the on-set accident that claimed the life of a stuntman for the popular TV show, “The Walking Dead.” Investigators looking into last week’s incident will have a tool not usually available in occupational fatality inquiries: film footage of the event.
For longshoremen who load and offload timber in the upper Northwest, every ship that sails into port carries a reminder of the litany of hazards they face at work. Loads of extremely heavy logs must be handled carefully to avoid serious and potentially fatal injuries.
Thirty-six Illinois workers have died on the job since Jan. 1, 2016. That’s an average of one life lost each week in the Prairie State, and it represents a 28 percent increase in workplace deaths since 2013. Struck-by hazards and falls in construction and other industries combined to account for the majority of workplace fatalities.