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Nebraska Dairy Faces $78.8K in OSHA Penalties Following Grain Bin Death

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it cited Thiele Dairy in Nebraska for failing to develop and implement safety and health programs related to grain bin entry after an employee suffered fatal injuries. OSHA …

Woman Sues Chicago Hotel After Daughter’s Walk-In Freezer Death

The attorney for a woman suing a suburban Chicago hotel over the death of her 19-year-old daughter in a walk-in freezer says someone could have locked the young woman inside. Attorney Geoffrey Fieger said at a news conference Tuesday that …

Company Faces OSHA Fines Due to Farmworker’s Death in Nebraska

A federal safety agency has proposed fining a company in connection with the death of an employee who was working in a Hall County, Nebraska, cornfield. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing penalties of more than $11,600 for …

Explosion in Chicago Leaves 1 Railroad Worker Dead, 1 Hurt

Authorities say one railroad worker has died and another is seriously hurt following what appears to be an accidental explosion near a Chicago station. The Cook County medical examiner’s office says one of the men was pronounced dead early Saturday …

Lawsuit: Superheated Steam Killed 2 Men at Kansas Plant

The family of one of two Kansas men killed at an energy plant says in a lawsuit that the men died when the elevator they were in filled with superheated steam because of a faulty safety valve. The federal lawsuit …

Family of Man Shot at Texas Warehouse Files $25M Suit Against Employer

The family of a man who was killed in August in a shooting at a Houston-area food warehouse has filed a lawsuit asking for $25 million in damages from his employer. The lawsuit was filed in state civil court in …

Contractor Cited in Worker’s Death at Indiana University

Indiana regulators have cited a contractor for serious workplace safety violations found following a worker’s death at an Indiana University construction site. Thirty-five-year-old William M. Brown Jr. of Bloomington died in April when a 10-foot-long limestone slab fell and killed …

Forklift Operator Dies at Ohio Plant; Federal Safety Agency Investigating

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a forklift operator crushed between the machine and a 1-ton pallet of glass at an Ohio plant previously cited for safety violations. The Dayton Daily News reports officials from …

Northeastern Nebraska Plant Cited in Worker’s Death, Fined $188K

A federal workplace safety agency has cited a northeastern Nebraska egg processing plant where a worker was killed last year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release that the Michael Foods plant in Wakefield violated several …

Missing Worker Presumed Dead After Texas Chemical Plant Explosion

The search for a man missing since a North Texas chemical plant exploded and caught fire on March 15 has been postponed because of dangerous site conditions. Cresson Mayor and Assistant Fire Chief Bob Cornett said Saturday that fires were …