OSHA Investigation News

Construction Worker Killed in Fall at Housing Site in New Jersey

A construction worker has died after a fall at a housing site in northern New Jersey, authorities said. The accident occurred around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday in Florham Park. Wander Santos, 47, of Newark, fell about 30 to 35 feet and …

Vermont Construction Company Investigated After Death of Employee

Federal officials are investigating a Vermont roofing and construction company whose employee died in a fall at a job site in New Hampshire. The Brattleboro Reformer reports the Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Jancewicz & Son …

New Jersey Lumber Company Faces $106K in Penalties for Safety, Health Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited DuBell Lumber Company of Medford, N.J., for exposing employees to combustible dust and other hazards. The company faces $106,432 in proposed penalties. OSHA inspectors responded to a …

N.J. Pet Food Manufacturer Cited for Failure to Correct Prior Safety Hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Hamiltime Herb Co. LLC after inspectors found employees exposed to safety and health hazards in a follow-up investigation at its Howell, N.J., facility in May 2018. OSHA …

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 …

Massachusetts Brewing Company to Be Investigated After Man Burned

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the cause of a worker’s injuries at a Massachusetts brewing company. Fire officials say a man suffered serious burns at Trillium Brewing Company in Canton shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday. …

Two Killed, One Critical Injury After Accident at Pennsylvania Crane Manufacturer

Two men have been killed and a third was critically injured in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer. State police say the accident happened Friday morning at Manitowoc Cranes in Shady Grove, about 65 miles southwest of Harrisburg. Trooper …

Worker Dies in Accident at Massachusetts Supermarket Distribution Center

Police and federal safety officials are investigating a fatal workplace accident in Freetown, Mass. It happened early Tuesday afternoon at a distribution center for Stop & Shop supermarkets. Police say a man later identified as 51-year-old Alphonse Ferent of Stoughton …

New Jersey Manufacturer Faces $56K in Fines for 10 Workplace Safety Violations

National Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Chatham, N.J., was cited in July by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 10 workplace safety violations, amounting to $56,000 in fines. “National Manufacturing Co. put workers in harm’s …