U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Worker Dies from Injuries at BP’s Refinery in Whiting, Indiana,

A contract worker died from injuries received while working at BP Plc’s 430,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery on Wednesday, a company spokesman said. “BP confirms that a contract worker was injured today at the Whiting refinery,” said company spokesman …

Death of New Jersey Ship Worker Killed by Falling Planks Was Accident

New Jersey state police say the death of a ship worker killed when two steel planks fell on him has been ruled an accident. Basim Gilliard was hit around 9:15 a.m. Sunday while he was unloading cargo from the hold …

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 …

Five Bodies Recovered After Oklahoma Oil Well Explodes

The bodies of five people killed in an Oklahoma oil well explosion were recovered on Tuesday afternoon in a building adjacent to the drilling site outside of Quinton, Oklahoma, Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said at a briefing. The bodies …

Idaho Manure Pond Deaths Raise Concerns About Farmworker Safety

It was still dark the morning Ruperto Vazquez-Carrera began his shift at Sunrise Organic Dairy in Idaho. It was mid-February 2016. A winter heat wave had melted snow and ice overnight, flooding part of the rural Jerome County farm. A …

At Least 2 Dead in Blast at Wisconsin Mill

Recovery crews are continuing to search a mountain of debris for a missing worker following an explosion at a corn mill plant that killed at least two employees, injured about a dozen others and leveled parts of the sprawling facility …

Feds Warn Arizona Commission that Lowering Workplace Injury Fines is Risky

Federal officials warned a commission overseeing Arizona’s workplace safety agency that its practice of lowering fines on companies for worker injuries and deaths violates the state’s laws and could jeopardize its ability to run its own safety program. The letter …

Ohio Plant Fined $570K after Worker Loses Hand, Part of Arm

An auto parts maker in Ohio is being fined nearly $600,000 after a worker in Oregon, Ohio, lost his right hand and part of his arm in an industrial accident. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the accident …

OSHA: South Dakota Firm Ignored Safety Rules Before Deadly Building Collapse

A construction company that was remodeling a historic downtown Sioux Falls, S.D., building when it collapsed and killed a worker willfully ignored precautions, federal workplace safety officials allege. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on April 30 issued two …

Wisconsin Shipyards Company Working with OSHA After Worker Severely Burned

Fraser Shipyards Inc. says it’s working with a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation after a worker was burned last month. The incident occurred Feb. 6 while the worker was servicing a vessel in the Duluth-Superior Harbor. The worker …