workplace accident News

Worker Dies in Accident at Submarine Building Facility in Rhode Island

An employee at Electric Boat’s facility in Rhode Island has died from injuries suffered in a workplace accident, the company said. Sean Davies, a vice president for the Connecticut-based submarine builder, told WPRI-TV the incident took place around 8 a.m. …

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 …

New Jersey Construction Worker Dies After Being Trapped Under Large Steel Beam

A construction worker was killed when he got trapped under a large steel beam at a site in northern New Jersey, authorities said. Orlando Rivas, 45, of Newark, was working in East Hanover when he became pinned beneath the beam …

Man Killed in Workplace Accident at Kentucky Toyota Manufacturing Plant

Kentucky authorities say a man has been killed in a workplace accident at the Toyota manufacturing plant in Georgetown. Scott County Coroner John Goble told news outlets that the man worked for Ryder and was trying to connect a truck …

California Transit Agency Fined $220K in Worker Deaths

A Northern California judge has fined the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency $220,000 for the deaths of two workers accidentally hit by a commuter train. The two workers were killed in 2013 while inspecting a track east of San Francisco. …

Contractor Lacked Safety Permit Before Pennsylvania Bridge Fire

A contractor didn’t obtain a key safety permit before welding caused plastic pipe and a construction tarp to burn on the Liberty Bridge last month, resulting in a 24-day shutdown of a primary artery into downtown Pittsburgh, the city’s fire …

Alabama Supreme Court Overturns $12.6M Verdict in Workplace Accident Case

The Alabama Supreme Court has overturned a $12.6 million judgment in a lawsuit resulting from a workplace accident. The justices sided with Dothan-based South Alabama Brick Co. in a decision released Friday. A Mobile County court returned the judgment against …

2nd Worker Dies At 49ers Stadium Construction Site In California

All work has stopped at the new $1.2 billion San Francisco 49ers showcase stadium while police, firefighters and state workplace safety officials investigate a second deadly workplace accident there in less than four months. A delivery truck driver was crushed …