worker safety News

Suit Filed by Ironworker Who Fell From Ladder at Dam

An ironworker injured when he fell from a ladder at a southern Oregon dam has sued PacifiCorp and several contractors, seeking more than $25 million. The Oregonian reports that the lawsuit says Joshua J. Lang suffered a broken back and …

California Legislator Calls For Investigation Into Worker Safety At LAX

California state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, on Friday called for a state investigation into possibly unsafe working conditions at Los Angeles International Airport. Lieu’s call comes following the death three weeks ago of a 51-year-old baggage employee Cesar Augusto Valenzuela …

$74k Fine For Oregon Company’s Lack Of Fall Protection

An Oregon construction company has been fined nearly $73,000 for repeatedly not protecting its employees from falls. The fine comes after the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Division cited Woodburn-based Bravo’s Construction Services for the seventh time for lack of …

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 …

Man Dies in Texas Construction Accident

Police say a construction worker at a site in College Station, Texas has died after being pinned to the ground by two 1,500-pound, 20-feet-long shoring panels. Police say 49-year-old Armando Gonzalez of Bryan died Wednesday afternoon as crews were working …