An employee was injured trying to rescue another worker. His employer says he shouldn’t get workers’ comp because attempting a rescue wasn’t part of his work duties. How did a court rule?
A worker who was killed while helping to install a sewer line had escaped trench collapses twice within a month of his death.
A power company has agreed to pay $27 million dollars to settle a lawsuit in connection with a fire that killed one worker and trapped three others atop a 976-foot-tall smokestack for four hours.
Cal/OSHA has issued 11 citations to a company in the Los Angeles area in connection with the death of one employee and serious injuries to two others who tried to rescue their co-worker.
One worker was killed, another remains hospitalized in critical condition after the collapse of a zip line tower on Hawaii’s Big Island.
It doesn’t take huge quantities of chemicals in a facility to create a potentially hazardous situation, as a small business in Theresa, WI, found out.
Some managers have success with safety training by making it extremely personal. “Imagine what would happen to your family if you weren’t around anymore.” This story from Texas shows the impact a workplace death can have on a family.
New York City Fire Department Capt. James Melvin says he’s never witnessed anything like this in his 34-year career: the rescue of two construction workers from neck-high water in an elevator.
Here’s a lesson for workers: No piece of equipment (including a cell phone) is worth entering a hazardous confined space and endangering your life.
What happens in Arizona doesn’t stay in Arizona when you post it on your Facebook page. And in a another case, it’s apparently “do as I say, not as I do,” when it comes to workers’ comp.
After one worker collapsed inside a confined space, a second one rushed in and also lost consciousness. Now the company faces $73,105 in fines.
This tragic story provides an important reminder to workers about confined spaces: If they don’t have the proper equipment and training to perform a rescue, they’re risking their own lives by going in to help a co-worker.
It’s a message that can’t be repeated too often to employees who work anywhere near a confined space: Don’t try to be a hero if you’re not trained to be an emergency rescuer.
Here’s a reminder for employees who work near power lines: Electricity kills workers, all too often.
Farmer deaths in hog manure pits now total four this month in the Midwest. In two incidents, a father and son died from exposure to fumes.
It’s a story that’s still told too often: A confined space emergency turns into a multiple-death tragedy when workers try to rescue a colleague without the proper training or equipment.
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