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Massachusetts Train Conductor Who Lost Part of Finger Sues Rail Operator

A conductor on a Massachusetts commuter rail train is suing the company that runs the system, alleging that a malfunctioning door amputated part of his right ring finger. Allen Chin, of Quincy, is suing Keolis Commuter Services LLC for $220,000, …

New Jersey Construction Worker Hurt in Three-Story Fall Down Elevator Shaft

A construction worker was critically injured in a three-story fall down an elevator shaft at a New Jersey construction site, authorities said. Chief Michael Foligno of the Elmwood Park, New Jersey, police department said the 23-year-old man was working at …

Meatpacker Fined $175K After Colorado Worker Loses Arm

Meatpacking giant JBS USA has been issued five citations and fines totaling nearly $175,000 after a worker’s arm was amputated when it got stuck in a conveyer belt at the company’s beef plant in northern Colorado. The 37-year-old worker was …

New University of Iowa Utilities Contractor Fined After Worker’s Fall

A contractor that recently took over management of the University of Iowa utility system has been cited for safety violations after a worker fell into an underground steam tunnel and was injured, newly released records show. The Iowa Occupational Safety …

Safeway Faces $339.3K in Fines After Amputations at Denver Plant

Federal work safety officials imposed more than $339,000 in penalties against Safeway Inc. after a worker at a Denver milk packaging plant operated by the company lost four fingers while operating a molding machine that lacked required safeguards. Following an …

Missouri Grain Facility Cited for Safety Failures, Fined $215.5K

A Missouri grain facility faces more than $215,000 in penalties after being cited for one willful and six serious safety violations following an explosion that seriously injured an employee. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health …

Crane Collapse in Philadelphia Kills a Man, Injures Another

A massive construction drill toppled over and crushed a man to death Tuesday night in Philadelphia, police said. Firefighters and police responded just after 9:10 p.m. to the 3100 block of Convention Avenue near Franklin Field and the Penn Museum …

New Jersey Contractor Fined $200K for Safety Hazards After Worker Injury

A Trenton, New Jersey-based contractor is being fined $201,000 after one of its employees suffered serious injuries when the roof beneath him collapsed. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Osman “Alex” Inestrosa – who …

Construction Worker Killed in Massachusetts When Garage Stairwell Collapses

One construction worker was killed and a second was critically injured in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning when a section of the concrete stairwell in a city-owned parking garage collapsed, authorities said. “At least a ton” of steel and concrete …

Construction Worker Hurt in Accident at New Jersey College

A construction worker was injured when a gasket burst and struck him in the head at a college in northern New Jersey, authorities said. Workers were conducting a standard pressure test on a chiller line in the Learning Commons Library …