Safety and OSHA News

Employee dies in trench collapse attempting to rescue co-worker

A fatal trench collapse involving a worker killed attempting to save a co-worker serves as a tragic reminder that rescue attempts should only be made when it’s safe to do so and only by trained individuals. [Read more…]

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13 workers injured in formwork collapse; 3 companies receive $147K in safety fines

The injuries employees received in this structure collapse could have been much worse. The only thing that prevented worse injuries from their 20-foot falls?  [Read more…]

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Company cited 8 times in 12 years: $354K fine

A contractor with a history of violating workplace safety standards faces a total of $354,000 in new fines from OSHA in connection with trenching hazards at two work sites. [Read more…]

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Did OSHA citation make company vulnerable to lawsuit?

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Workers’ comp is usually the “exclusive remedy” when an employee is injured on the job, meaning the worker can’t sue the company. But when OSHA issues a willful citation, does that open the door for a successful lawsuit? [Read more…]

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