Safety and OSHA News

Chipper fatality: Employer can’t show it provided safety training, faces $23K fine

Injuries from a wood chipper claimed the life of a 24-year-old employee who was the father of two children. Following an investigation, the employer now faces safety violations and fines.  [Read more…]

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19-year-old killed when he was pulled into wood chipper

The North Carolina Department of Labor is investigating the death of a 19-year-old worker who was killed after being pulled into a wood chipper his first day on the job.  [Read more…]

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Tree trimmer killed in wood chipper

OSHA is investigating the death of a worker in Florida who was pulled into a wood chipper.

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Bizarre accident: Man killed in wood chipping incident was decapitated

Authorities have corrected earlier reports that said a worker on a team clearing debris in Nevada City, CA, had been killed in a wood chipper. The machine was involved in the fatality, but the worker was not pulled into it. [Read more…]

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14-year-old killed in wood chipper incident

Virginia’s OSHA is investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy killed in an accident involving a commercial wood chipper. [Read more…]

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Man killed in wood chipper

With Spring just around the corner, it’s a good time to refresh safety training for outdoor workers. As this case shows, unsafe acts are too often fatal. [Read more…]

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