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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 …

Bath Iron Works Rigger Suffers Serious Injury in Workplace Accident

A Bath Iron Works shipbuilder is recovering after being “critically injured” in a workplace accident in Bath, Maine, according to the Machinists Union Local S6. Neither the company nor the union would provide specifics on the extent of the worker’s …

Worker Pinned, Seriously Injured While Removing Snow in Massachusetts

A landscape worker was seriously injured after becoming pinned by his equipment while removing snow, Chelmsford police said. A worker in the building called 911 after hearing a man yelling for help. Police and firefighters found the man pinned between …

NTSB: Offshore Louisiana $750K Liftboat Loss Caused by Faulty Preload Procedure

The overturning of a liftboat servicing an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast was the result of an inadequate preload procedure, according to federal report. The National Transportation Safety Board on Nov. 17 issued its …

Connecticut Worker Injured in 50-Foot Fall from Tree

A worker in Connecticut suffered serious injuries Monday when he fell about 50 feet from a tree and landed on a small shed, police said. The man was up in the tree in Mystic preparing it for removal when it …

Delaware Judge Upholds Dismissal Call in Softball Injury Lawsuit

A Delaware judge has refused to overturn her decision to toss a lawsuit by a paralegal who said he was targeted for retaliation after being injured while playing on his law firm’s softball team and filing a workers’ compensation claim. …

One Killed, Three Hurt in Manhattan Scaffolding Collapse

A worker repairing the facade of a Manhattan building was killed and three others were injured on Thursday in an equipment collapse that left a metal platform dangling on its side and scaffolding buckling under, officials said. Emergency personnel responded …

Worker Injured at Georgia Pyrotechnic Plant Previously Cited for Safety Violations

An explosion and flash fire badly burned the head, face and hands of a worker at a pyrotechnic plant in Georgia, an official said. The unidentified employee at Pyrotechnic Specialties, Inc. in Byron was airlifted June 17 to a hospital …