Safety and OSHA News

When disaster strikes, will help be able to arrive in time?

A workplace accident at an oilfield sent an employee to the hospital with head trauma. But that was only the beginning of one company’s difficulties as it got ensnared in a legal battle with a state safety department.  [Read more…]

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Worker fatally injured when he was cooked in an oven

Authorities responding to a 9-1-1 call made a gruesome discovery at a Bumble Bee Foods seafood plant in California. [Read more…]

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Study: Random inspections improve workplace safety

Is OSHA good or bad for the U.S. economy? A new study gives the agency a boost, at least when safety and health inspections are conducted at random. [Read more…]

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Newspaper photo of worker on roof leads to OSHA fine

You’ve probably heard about OSHA inspections started because a compliance officer happened to be driving by a construction site and saw a potential violation. This story involves an investigation started because of a newspaper photo. [Read more…]

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Fatality: Worker buried up to his head in trench collapse

A carpenter was buried up to the top of his head in the collapse of a 12-foot ditch. The situation was so dangerous that rescuers couldn’t remove his body until two days later. [Read more…]

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2 brothers die in incident at compost center

Cal-OSHA is investigating the deaths of two brothers who were working at a compost center in Lamont, CA. They were overcome by fumes in a confined space.  [Read more…]

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Report: Hire more OSHA inspectors

A nonprofit organization focused on workplace safety has called on California to lift a state freeze to hire more Cal-OSHA inspectors. [Read more…]

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Double amputation: Large lift truck runs over worker

A worker at the Port of Oakland in California lost both her legs after being run over by a container lift that weighed several tons.  [Read more…]

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Owner’s reaction to fatality: ‘You can’t control everything’

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A company has been fined $128,945 for safety violations after a worker was buried and killed at a construction site. [Read more…]

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Fake OSHA inspector allegedly collects $35K from company

A woman is suspected of bilking construction companies in California out of $500,000 by posing as an OSHA inspector. [Read more…]

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