Safety and OSHA News

Is company liable for employee’s death after serving alcohol at work?

An employee’s estate alleged the employer served alcohol to the deceased during working hours and was therefore liable when she was struck and killed by a train on her way home. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Wall collapse kills worker: Construction company faces $281K fine

OSHA has fined a construction company based in New Jersey following the death of one employee and injuries to a second worker when a concrete retaining wall collapsed.  [Read more…]

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Owner pleads guilty in employee death, faces up to 25 years in prison

The owner of a roofing company could go to prison for up to 25 years in connection with the death of a construction worker who fell off a roof. The worker didn’t have fall protection.  [Read more…]

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Business owner found guilty in employee fatality

The owner of a tree removal company faces three to seven years in a state prison for creating workplace conditions that led to a worker fatality. [Read more…]

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Flash flood leads to employee’s death

Severe weather adds hazards for outdoor workers. A massive storm that unleashed a torrent of water with no warning led to an employee’s death at an excavation project in Texas. [Read more…]

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OSHA to investigate employee death at monster truck rally

A monster truck show promoter died after accidentally stepping in front of a moving vehicle at a recent rally in Madison, WI. [Read more…]

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Company pays maximum OSHA fine in worker’s death

Tyson Foods has agreed to pay the maximum penalty for a willful violation of an OSHA standard resulting in the death of an employee. [Read more…]

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