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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 …

Changes Urged Amid Probe of Fatal Pennsylvania Gas Explosion

Federal authorities investigating a gas explosion that leveled a Pennsylvania home last year, killing one utility worker and injuring two other workers, are urging changes to prevent incorrect installation of a gas distribution system component. The National Transportation Safety Board …

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 …

Coal Company Cited for Safety Issues in Wyoming Miner’s Death

Rocky Mountain Power has been cited with a safety violation for the death of a miner in September. Jaimie Olivas was killed in the Bridger Underground Coal Mine when part of a wall of coal collapsed on him. The Casper …

Property Manager in Iowa City Ordered to Pay $5.6M in Worker’s Death

A prominent Iowa City landlord was ordered to pay $5.6 million in damages after jurors held him responsible for the 2014 death of a maintenance worker. A jury ruled that Jeffrey Clark, manager of Apartments Downtown Inc., was “grossly negligent” …

Cal/OSHA Cites Tree Trimming Company in Brush Chipper Fatality

Cal/OSHA has cited Gorilla Tree Service for serious and accident-related workplace safety violations following an investigation of a brush chipper accident that killed a 24-year-old worker in Napa. On Aug. 15, 2017, the employee was reportedly working on the ground …

Cal/OSHA Issues Citations Following Fatal Bee Attack on Tree Worker

Cal/OSHA has issued citations to Hadley Date Gardens Inc. of Thermal, Calif., for workplace safety and health violations following a bee swarm that stung and killed a tree worker. The incident serves as a reminder that employers must protect tree …

Texas Company Agrees to Pay $545.1K Penalty Following Worker Fatality

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Marshall Pottery Inc. in Marshall, Texas, have reached a settlement agreement including a penalty of $545,160, after the death of an assistant plant manager. The federal agency reported …

Worker Dies at Previously Cited Southern Indiana Auto Parts Factory

The Clark County coroner and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death of a worker at a southern Indiana auto parts manufacturing plant. The coroner’s office says 44-year-old Melissa Stephens suffered multiple blunt force trauma in an …

Judge Sends Suit for California Man’s Helicopter Crash Death to Workers’ Comp

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died in an ambulance helicopter crash has been thrown out by a judge who said the case must go through California’s workers’ compensation death benefits program. The Fresno …