It’s easy to fall into routines at work. Things seem to work the same every day. But what happens when, just once, something doesn’t work as it usually does? That’s what happened at a Manhattan parking garage.
OSHA has fined a tree surgery company following the death of an employee last summer in Idaho City, ID.
You know that if injuries or a fatality bring OSHA to a workplace, its inspection won’t necessarily be limited to conditions involving that particular incident. Despite that being common knowledge, a Nebraska company is fighting OSHA’s attempt to interview two of its managers.
A company in Barboursville, WV, faces $56,250 in OSHA fines following a fatality at the plant earlier this year.
Michigan-OSHA is investigating a fatality involving a front-end loader at a road construction site.
A worker in New Richmond, WI, was killed in a trenching accident, but not because of a cave-in.
OSHA is investigating a fatality in which a worker at a marine terminal was struck by a forklift carrying a large load.
In one three-state region of the U.S., 15% of all workplace fatalities in the last five years have been caused by struck-by incidents – usually a vehicle hitting a worker who is on foot. One such recent fatality has resulted in a five-figure OSHA fine.
A truck backed over an employee, killing him. OSHA issued two citations against his employer, saying workers didn’t receive safety training about hazards around construction equipment. The company says it was a case of unpreventable employee misconduct. Who prevailed when the case went to a review board?
A worker falls to his death while upgrading a communication tower. An OSHA investigation showed that the worker had, for some reason, detached himself from his fall protection. Is the company at fault?
The South Dakota Wheat Growers Association has settled a case with OSHA involving the suffocation death of a worker in a sunflower seed silo.
The National Park Service has taken steps to make sure there isn’t a repeat of an incident that claimed the life of one of its workers. Grass mowing at all 397 national parks has been suspended temporarily.
When a fatality or serious injury occurs at a nearby business in your industry, expect OSHA to pay a visit to look for similar hazards.
OSHA is looking into the case of a worker in Brooklyn, NY, who was crushed to death inside a mixer. Meanwhile, the state has shut down the business.
The number of workplace deaths increased by 2% from 2013 to 2014, according to the federal government. A preliminary total of 4,679 work fatalities were reported in the U.S. in 2014.
The federal government has reported the smallest annual total of workplace deaths since the census of occupational injuries was started.
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