Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Officials Say Underground Fire at Pennsylvania Glass Plant May Be Spreading

Officials fear that an underground coal refuse fire at the site of a soon-to-be-shuttered glass factory in western Pennsylvania may be spreading. Workers say fire was seen shooting up through the ground behind the Pittsburgh Glass Works plant in East …

3 Companies in Cited in Fatal Oklahoma Rig Explosion Case

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to three companies involved in a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. OSHA announced that it’s fined Patterson-UTI Drilling, Crescent Consulting LLC and Skyline Directional Drilling LLC …

Worker Suffers Severe Electrical Burns on the Job in Connecticut

Fire officials say a worker making repairs to a building in Connecticut has suffered severe electrical burns. Fire Chief Paul Januszewski tells the New Haven Register the man was upgrading the North Haven building’s electrical system Wednesday when he was …

Three Workers Hurt in Virginia Custom Machinery Plant Explosion

An explosion has injured three workers at a company in Virginia that makes custom machinery. News outlets report the employees were hurt Wednesday in the explosion at Thomas Industrial Fabrication in Woolwine, Va. Patrick County Emergency Services Coordinator Steve Allen …

Lift Touches Power Line, Kills Worker at Pennsylvania Industrial Park

Authorities say a lift touched a power line in an industrial park in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing a construction worker. The Luzerne County coroner’s office says 43-year-old Jason Evans of Clarks Summit died from an apparent electrocution. Evans was pronounced dead …

Feds Investigating Crane Vs. Power Line Worker Death at Ohio Home

The federal worker safety agency is investigating the death of a man in southwest Ohio who was electrocuted when a crane touched a power line at a home under construction. WLWT-TV reports the accident occurred last week in Butler County’s …

Energy Company Cited for 25 Safety Violations After Fatality at N.H. Plant

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited EWP Renewable Corp., doing business as Springfield Power LLC, for 25 safety violations after an employee suffered fatal injuries when he was pulled into a conveyor at …

Florida Utility Contractor Faces Nearly $19K in Fines for Safety Hazards

South Florida utility contractor Douglas N. Higgins is facing $18,659 in proposed penalties after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the contractor for exposing employees to cave-in and other hazards at a Naples, Fla., …

OSHA Seeking $65K in Penalties in Colorado Envirotech Worker Death

Federal regulators are proposing nearly $65,000 in penalties for a Colorado company where a worker died after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning the inside of a rail car. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that EnviroTech Services of Greeley …

Part of Building Collapses in Pennsylvania, Killing One of Two Trapped Workers

A two-story home being demolished in Philadelphia, Penn., partially collapsed Monday, killing one of two contractors who had been trapped, officials said. Two men were working on the building shortly before 11 a.m. when the rear of the property collapsed, …