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.
A Texas-based fracking services company has pleaded guilty, and could pay more than $2 million in fines and restitution, for its role in a fatal explosion that occurred in North Dakota in 2014.
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.
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