A national workplace safety organization has compiled a list of its top 10 deadliest workplace tragedies for 2010.
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Defective welds likely caused the collapse of a tank last month, spilling about 2 million gallons of liquid fertilizer and injuring four people.
An oil refining company has settled a case with New Mexico OSHA over a 2010 fire and explosion that killed two workers and seriously injured two others.
A company in Tonawanda, NY, faces OSHA fines for the second time this year. This time, the fines are for failing to correct hazards cited during a previous OSHA inspection.
An employee on light duty was fired when the company owner thought he was goofing off. The employee filed a lawsuit charging this was retaliation after he filed a workers’ comp claim. This case brought about a major change in workers’ comp law.
Have DuPont’s safety programs, which it markets to other companies, just suffered an embarrassing black eye?
A company argues an OSHA fine should be thrown out because of unpreventable employee misconduct. How did a court rule?
According to his doctor, work aggravated a pre-existing condition that this employee had, causing him serious neck pain. The company saw this differently and contested his workers’ comp claim. What was the outcome?
Two co-owned trailer manufacturing companies in Texas face a combined $949,800 in OSHA fines following an investigation that was prompted by employee complaints.
As debate continues in Washington, DC, on how to fund OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), a recent case shows that the program isn’t a guarantee against workplace fatalities.
Near misses are a chance to learn and improve your safety measures. But this company neglected to heed the warning, and a worker’s life was lost as a result.
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.
Companies won’t be facing a new, stricter permissible exposure limit (PEL) for hexavalent chromium.
This company got snared in OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting (SST) program which focuses on employers with injury rates that are higher than their industry’s national average.
Citing initial findings from a fatal explosion in July, a federal safety agency has issued a warning to companies with storage tanks.
An employee’s injury rendered him physically unable to do the job he had performed for years. Does that mean he should receive permanent total disability benefits under workers’ comp?
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