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Worker Dies at ArcelorMittal East Chicago Steel Mill

A worker at an ArcelorMittal steel mill in northwestern Indiana died after he was struck by a vehicle, the company said. The man died July 21 after being hit by a coil tractor at the Indiana Harbor steel mill in …

South Dakota Bull Facility Faces $122.6K in Penalties After Employee Dies

A South Dakota bull stud facility faces penalties of more than $122,000 after being cited by federal officials following a worker fatality. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Custom Genetic Solutions LLC in …

Man Dies in Fall at South Dakota Construction Site

A 24-year-old man died on May 12 in a fall at a downtown Sioux Fall, South Dakota, construction site, police said. Police were called around 10:45 a.m. about a man injured at the construction site of the First Premier Bank …

Indiana Too Quick to Clear Amazon in Worker’s Death, Report Finds

Indiana’s safety agency prematurely released Amazon from citations and fines in the death of a warehouse employee who was crushed by a forklift, a federal investigation has found. Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration absolved the online retailer of any …

Ohio Worker Dies After Becoming Trapped in Gravel Hopper

A worker at an industrial site in Ohio died after becoming trapped in a gravel hopper, authorities said. The man, who was in his 60s, was working at Enon Sand and Gravel in Bethel Township, Clark County, the Springfield News-Sun …

Former NHL Player Dies of Injuries from Minnesota Workplace Accident

The family of former NHL player Scot Kleinendorst says he has died of injuries suffered in a workplace accident in northern Minnesota. Kleinendorst suffered severe brain trauma and numerous broken bones at UPM Blandin paper plant in Grand Rapids on …

Settlement Reached over Fatal Trench Collapse at Wyoming Resort

A Wyoming developer and representatives of two men who died on his property have reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported that the terms of the settlement involving developer Jamie Mackay were …

Missouri Food Flavoring Manufacturer Faces $223.5K in Penalties Over Worker Fatality

A Missouri-based food flavoring manufacturer is facing $223,525 in penalties after being cited by federal officials for workplace safety violations following the death of a worker at the company’s facility. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

Ohio Construction Company Owner Gets Prison for Worker’s Death

An Ohio construction company owner has been sentenced to three years in prison for failing to provide safety equipment when an employee fell from a roof and died. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 53-year-old James Coon was sentenced Sept. 6 …

Texas Company Ordered to Pay $2.1M in Fines, Restitution in North Dakota Oilfield Death

A Houston company has been found guilty and ordered to pay $2.1 million in fines and restitution in the 2014 death of an Alabama man who died in an explosion while working western North Dakota’s oil patch. C&J Well Services, …