Safety and OSHA News

Worker can sue since proper care wasn’t provided after incident

An injured employee whose co-workers failed to get him proper medical care can move forward with a negligence suit against his employer, according to an Alabama Supreme Court decision. [Read more…]

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Five-ton piece of equipment falls, kills worker; wrongful death lawsuit denied

New York’s Supreme Court has rejected a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the administrator of the estate of a worker who was killed when a five-ton rotor compartment he was welding fell, killing him.  [Read more…]

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Company pleads guilty in fatal explosion, could pay more than $2M in fines and restitution

A Texas-based fracking services company has pleaded guilty, and could pay more than $2 million in fines and restitution, for its role in a fatal explosion that occurred in North Dakota in 2014. [Read more…]

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Report: Hot work and maintenance shutdown combined for fatal blast

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In the wake of an explosion that killed three contractors and injured seven more, a U.S. government investigatory agency is calling on OSHA to expand its Process Safety Management regulations – a recommendation that was made after another fatal explosion back in 2001.  [Read more…]

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OSHA says explosion could’ve been prevented

Two companies face more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars in fines in connection with an explosion that resulted from the combination of flammable vapors and welding. [Read more…]

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Worker killed in welding explosion

A 28-year-old worker was killed while welding barrels outside of a car repair shop. [Read more…]

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