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Chicago-Area Construction Worker Dies at Mall

Vernon Hills police say a worker is dead after he was struck in the head with falling concrete at a mall on the day after Christmas. Police say the 25-year-old man from Palos Park died Thursday. Police say he was …

Colorado Mine Where 2 Died Cited by Feds

Federal mine inspectors have found 97 violations at a Colorado mine where two miners died of carbon-monoxide poisoning last month. The Durango Herald reported that Mine Safety and Health Administration officials found the violations at the Ouray County mine during …

Autopsy: BART Workers in California Didn’t Follow Safety Rules

Autopsies conducted on two workers who were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train during a labor strike have revealed that the men did not follow the agency’s safety protocols. The Contra Costa Times reported that a …

Elevator Company Cited In 49ers Stadium Death

California safety officials have issued more than $50,000 in fines against an elevator company whose employee was killed while working at the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara. Sixty-three-year-old mechanic Don White was killed June 11 by an …

Construction Worker Killed In Nevada

Authorities say a man was killed after an accident at a construction site in south Reno, Nev. According to the Reno Fire Department, the victim was run over by a water truck Tuesday morning. He was pronounced dead at the …

Fall From Boulder Building Kills Worker

A construction worker is dead after falling from a roof he was working on in Boulder, Colo. Police say the 51-year-old man was working on a building Saturday on Broadway. The Daily Camera reported on Monday that the man was …

Wisconsin Lumber Manufacturer Cited in Worker’s Death

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a lumber and shingle manufacturer for safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker at its plant in Superior, Wis. OSHA cited White Cedar Shingles & Lumber for nine …

OSHA Fines Trucking Company $113K After Worker Fatality in Arkansas

Sherman Brothers Trucking Inc., doing business as Team Transport Inc., has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 11 safety and health violations and fined $113,400 following the death of a worker at …

NTSB: 2 Dead BART Workers In California Charge Of Own Safety

National Transportation Safety Board investigators say under Bay Area Rapid Transit rules, the two track workers who were killed in an accident Saturday were responsible for their own safety. James Southworth, the NTSB’s lead investigator, said at a briefing Tuesday …

Manufacturer to Pay $1.3M in Penalties, Fines for Worker Death in South Dakota

Federal officials announced that Adams Thermal Systems Inc. has agreed to pay more than $1.33 million to resolve criminal penalties and fines in a prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …