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Maine Man Dies in Work Accident When Scissor Lift Tips Over

Police in Maine said a man died in a workplace accident in which a scissor lift he was using tipped over at a job site. The accident killed James Thompson, 58, of Yarmouth, police said. Thompson was painting the inside …

New Jersey Construction Worker Dies After Being Trapped Under Large Steel Beam

A construction worker was killed when he got trapped under a large steel beam at a site in northern New Jersey, authorities said. Orlando Rivas, 45, of Newark, was working in East Hanover when he became pinned beneath the beam …

Investigations Continue Following Blast at Maine Paper Mill

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection of the site of a paper mill blast could take several more months. OSHA has until six months after the date it entered the Pixell Specialty Solutions mill on April 17 to complete …

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 …

Maine Roofing Company Facing More Fines After Worker Fell to Death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is imposing additional fines on a roofing contractor in Maine charged in the 2018 death of a worker. The new fines of $278,000 bring the total to more than $2 million in fines against …

Worker Dies in Accident at Soon-to-Open New Jersey Megamall

Authorities say a worker has died at the construction site of a soon-to-open New Jersey megamall and entertainment complex. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon at the American Dream mall at the Meadowlands complex in New York City’s metropolitan area. New …

OSHA Fines Contractors in Death of Delaware Port Worker

Federal safety regulators have cited two contractors following the death of a worker at Delaware’s port of Wilmington earlier this year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Enerfab Process Solutions & Fabricated Products Inc., along with Industrial Services Group …

Delaware Officials to Update Public on Aftermath of Gas Leak

Delaware environmental officials are updating residents about actions taken by a chemical plant owner since a gas leak last year temporarily closed the Delaware Memorial Bridge on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Department of Natural Resources …

OSHA Fines Virginia Shipbuilder More Than $13K for Safety Violation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Newport News Shipbuilding more than $13,000 for a safety violation after investigating the death of an employee. However, the violation was unrelated to the death. The Daily Press of Newport News reports …

Man Dies During Demolition Work at Old Delaware GM Plant

Delaware authorities say a demolition company leader died while supervising work at an old automobile plant. Delaware State Police said the death occurred Friday afternoon at the former General Motors plant in Wilmington, which closed in 2009. Police say its …