In the wake of a bizarre workplace fatality, here’s some advice for workers who manually move equipment weighing thousands of pounds: If the load starts to shift, just get out of the way.
This story illustrates that not only do workers need to use their PPE — they need to use it properly. The consequences of not doing so can be fatal.
An employee of a window company in Colorado was crushed to death by a falling crate of glass.
Tyson Foods will pay a $500,000 fine for willfully violating safety regulations that led a worker to be overcome by hydrogen sulfide fumes and later die.
A fall left a worker submerged in a giant tank of peanuts. Fortunately, he lived to tell about the experience.
OSHA has issued 10 serious citations and $63,360 in fines against a Florida company following an investigation into an incident in which an employee became trapped up to his knees in hot, liquid asphalt.
The South Dakota Wheat Growers Association has settled a case with OSHA involving the suffocation death of a worker in a sunflower seed silo.
It’s a common thought among workers who choose not to use their safety gear: It’ll be OK just this one time. This story shows the consequences — this worker is very lucky to be alive today.
An Illinois company asked a federal court to review two OSHA violations and a $70,000 fine issued after a worker was trapped in a sand bin for more than five hours. The court recently answered the request for review:
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