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How to Protect Older Workers from Injuries on the Job

When managers at Bon Secours Virginia Health System started analyzing worker’s compensation cases, they noticed a bad combination: Lifting heavy and sicker patients was taking a toll on older nurses. “We saw an increase in back injuries and older workers …

Railroad Sued by Injured Former Employee after Arkansas Wreck

A railroad company is being sued by a former employee who says his injuries from a 2014 train wreck in northwest Arkansas were caused by poor and unsafe work conditions. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that former Arkansas and Missouri …

At Least 2 Dead in Blast at Wisconsin Mill

Recovery crews are continuing to search a mountain of debris for a missing worker following an explosion at a corn mill plant that killed at least two employees, injured about a dozen others and leveled parts of the sprawling facility …

Nebraska Renewable Energy Company Hit with More Safety Citations

A northeast Nebraska renewable energy plant has been given two more citations by safety regulators. The Sioux City (Iowa) Journal reports that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the citations on May 12 to Big Ox Energy, citing safety …

St. Louis’ Boiler Standards Questioned After Blast

Safety experts are questioning St. Louis’ boiler safety standards, following a deadly explosion that killed three people and injured four others. Boiler safety is regulated almost uniformly in most places, with standards that generally include periodic inspections, but not in …

Boiler Explodes at St. Louis Box Company; 3 Dead, 4 Injured

An explosion launched a van-sized boiler through the roof a St. Louis box company and slammed much of it down onto a laundry business across the street on April 3, killing three people and injuring four others, authorities said. One …

Phillips 66: Worker Unaccounted for After Louisiana Pipeline Explosion

A Phillips 66 employee remains unaccounted for after an explosion sparked a fire at a pipeline station it operates west of New Orleans, the company said in a statement. Six people were working at the site in Paradis, Louisiana, when …

Arkansas Jury Awards $2M to Former Railroad Engineer

An Arkansas jury has ordered Union Pacific Corp. to pay a former engineer $2 million for injuries he suffered in a 2013 train crash. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that nine of 12 Pulaski County jurors decided 51-year-old Johnnie Ray Walker …

Explosion at Minnesota Truck Plant Injures 6

A truck plant explosion in a small southeastern Minnesota town injured six people on Jan. 11 but many more employees could have been hurt, authorities said. Many employees at McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing Inc. in Dodge Center who would have …

Texas Feed Manufacturer Fined Nearly $92K for Health, Safety Violations

Thomas Moore Feed in Navasota, Texas, has been cited by federal safety officials for repeat and serious health and safety violations. Proposed penalties total $91,911. Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigators inspected the feed manufacturer’s facility on Aug. …