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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 …

Colorado Worker’s Body Found Under 2-Ton Container at Coal Processing Plant

A worker has died in an accident at a northwestern Colorado coal processing plant, the mine and federal officials said. The body of Jason Stevens of Vernal, Utah was found under a two-ton container used to clean coal at a …

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 …

Wisconsin Company Cited in Teen’s Machine Shop Death

A federal workplace safety agency has cited a Wisconsin company after a teenage worker was fatally injured at a machine shop. The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration said Tuesday it has issued multiple safety and health violations against G.D. …

California Worker Fatalities up in 2015, Report Shows

There were more workplace fatalities in California in 2015 compared with the prior year, but worker deaths are below the average rate of fatalities prior to the recession, according to a California Department of Industrial Relations issued today. The report …

Worker Crushed to Death in Incident at Southern California Landfill

Authorities say a construction worker has been crushed to death at a landfill in Southern California. Capt. Daryll Milliot with the Orange County Fire Authority says the man in his mid-to-late 30s was killed at Prima Deshecha landfill in San …

Nebraska Grain Facility Fined Nearly $527K over Worker’s Death

Federal safety regulators have proposed nearly $527,000 in penalties against the operators of a northeast Nebraska grain facility where a worker was fatally injured. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release that it cited Prinz Grain …

Legal Action Started in Fatal Idaho Trench Collapse

The widow of a man killed in a trench collapse in Boise, Idaho has filed a precursor to a lawsuit against several government agencies. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that a lack of training by Hard Rock …

$411K in Fines Proposed in Nebraska Grain Elevator Fatality

A federal safety agency has proposed more than $411,000 in penalties against the operator of a south-central Nebraska grain elevator where a worker was killed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release that Cooperative Producers Inc. …