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Washington Proposes Changes to Safety Rules for Refinery Workers

Washington state officials are working to revise regulations that aim to keep oil refinery workers safe. The Skagit Valley Herald reported that the state Department of Labor and Industries has developed a new set of rules that include updates to …

Worker Seriously Injured at Massachusetts Construction Site

A worker has been seriously injured at a construction site in Lynn, Mass. Lynn Deputy Fire Chief Arthur Richard says the 38-year-old man was taken by helicopter Friday morning to a Boston hospital after suffering the injuries. Officials say a …

Worker Critically Hurt in Shaftway Fall at New York City Building Site

Officials say a construction worker tumbled down a roughly 10-foot shaftway at a Brooklyn building site and is hospitalized with critical injuries. He fell around 9 a.m. Friday at a property where a three-story apartment building is planned on Richardson …

Worker Killed by Falling Crane Counterweight in New York City

A worker was crushed to death Saturday when a crane counterweight fell on him at a lower Manhattan construction site, the third time in less than a week that a New York City construction worker was killed on the job. …

Mississippi Plastics Manufacturer Could Face $159K Fine After Worker Loses Fingers

A federal workplace safety agency is fining a south Mississippi plastics manufacturer after an employee lost four fingers. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday that it’s citing Heritage Plastics for violations at its Picayune plant. The agency …

One Dead, Two Injured After Beams Fall at MIT Construction Site in Massachusetts

The Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office says one of three workers injured at an MIT building construction site has died. The Cambridge Fire Department tweeted Thursday that temporary support beams fell on the workers at around 3 p.m. A news …

N.Y. Construction Worker Injured by Steel Plate

Police in Long Island, N.Y., say a construction worker has his legs severed below the knee when a steel plate knocked him into a hole and landed on him. Officials say the unidentified 39-year-old man was working to install a …

Prosecutor Says New Jersey Man Fakes Fall for Insurance Money

Police have arrested a New Jersey man who they say faked a slip and fall at a business to get insurance money. Prosecutors say the 57-year-old Randolph man was subcontracted to work at a company in Woodbridge when he faked …

Delaware Contractor Breaks Both Legs in Trench Fall

The Delaware Department of Transportation says a contractor who fell through a trench on a construction site broke both his legs. The News Journal reports that the Carrow Construction crew was digging a trench Friday as they replaced drainage pipes …

Worker Badly Burned at Connecticut Construction Site

A construction worker has suffered serious burns in an accident at a site of an apartment complex in Connecticut. The Day reports the man became injured while trying to refuel a running air compressor at the site in Pawcatuck Wednesday …