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New York Company to Pay $200K in Penalties for Safety Violations

A home and personal care fabric products manufacturer will correct hazards at its five manufacturing facilities in New York and pay $200,000 in penalties to resolve safety violations after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and …

North Carolina Electric Distributor Cited for Safety Hazards at Florida Worksite

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Florida Progress LLC, operating as Duke Energy Florida LLC, for exposing employees to excavation hazards at a Zephyrhills, Fla., worksite. The Charlotte, N.C.-based electric power distributor faces …

New Jersey Manufacturer Cited for Safety Lapse After Employee Amputation

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited BWay Corp., doing business as Mauser Packaging Solutions, for workplace safety and health hazards after an employee suffered an amputation on Sept. 26, 2019, at the Lawrence …

Maine Municipal Employee Hit and Killed by City Truck He Was Using

Maine police say a city employee was struck and killed by the bucket truck he had been driving while he and another worker were hanging Christmas wreaths. The Portland Press Herald reports the two workers were hanging wreaths on light …

Pennsylvania Resort Employee Injured in Bear Attack During ‘Safari Tour’

Officials say a worker at a western Pennsylvania resort was injured in a bear attack while guiding a routine “Safari Tour” of wildlife kept at the property. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort says the Himalayan bear reached through a wire fence Saturday …

Explosion on Oil Tanker Near Hong Kong Kills Crew Member

An explosion on an oil tanker in Hong Kong on Tuesday killed one crew member and left two others missing at sea, authorities said. The Vietnam-registered tanker burst into flames just before 11:30 a.m. as it prepared to refuel at …

Empty Oil Tanker Catches Fire Near Cyprus; Crew Members Treated for Burns

A Maltese-flagged oil tanker caught fire and ran aground near a fishing village, forcing several crew members to jump overboard, Cypriot authorities said Saturday [Dec. 29]. Cyprus’ Joint Rescue Coordination Center said the fire aboard the tanker Athlos was extinguished …

Delaware Judge Rejects Workers’ Comp for Paralegal’s Softball Injury

A Delaware judge says a paralegal injured while playing on his law firm’s softball team is not entitled to workers’ compensation. The judge ruled late last week that Delaware’s Industrial Accident Board erred in concluding that William Weller ruptured his …

Gas Tank Explosion Sparks Massive Fire at Pennsylvania Salvage Yard

Police say one employee has been injured after a gas tank explosion caused a massive fire at a Pennsylvania salvage yard. York Area Regional Police Detective Don Hopple Jr. says an employee was using a grinder to remove the tank …

Massachusetts Worker Injured on the Job Wins $750K Jury Award

A Massachusetts jury has recently awarded $750,000 to a man who suffered severe leg injuries while working for a landscaping business that did not carry workers’ compensation insurance. A lawyer for 52-year-old Jose Hernandez tells The Berkshire Eagle that her …