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New Jersey Construction Firm Cited in Accident That Killed Ex-Boxer

Federal officials have cited a New Jersey firm for a fatal construction accident that killed a former heavyweight boxing champ who was defeated by Larry Holmes. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines of more than $151,000 against …

Massachusetts Auto Auction Site Where Five Died Fined $267K

A federal workers’ safety agency is recommending $267,081 in penalties for a Massachusetts auto auction house where five people died when a vehicle suddenly accelerated into a crowd. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, announced it was citing …

Feds Seek $11K Fine for Fire that Closed Pennsylvania Bridge

The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration wants to fine a contractor $11,224 for a construction fire that wholly or partially shut down a major Pittsburgh bridge for 24 days. Contractor Joseph B. Fay Co. didn’t immediately comment Wednesday. The …

Company Cited After Worker’s Arm Inflated in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts company where a worker’s arm was inflated in an industrial accident has been cited by federal workplace safety regulators. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday says it’s recommending penalties of nearly $300,000 against Shield Packaging in …

Industry Needs to Address Gaps in Workers’ Compensation, AMCOMP Panelists Say

At the American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals (AMCOMP) Fall Meeting held recently in New York, Mark Walls, vice president of communications and strategic analysis at Safety National, and Kimberly George, senior vice president at Sedgwick, discussed a lack of …

Worker Dies After Elevator Malfunctions at New Jersey Restaurant

A worker is dead after police say he was caught in the machinery of a small freight elevator at a New Jersey restaurant. Lakehurst Police Chief Eric Higgins tells the Asbury Park Press 34-year-old Oscar Francisco Carranza-Lopez was moving a …