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1 Killed, Another Injured in Minnesota Construction Accident

One person was killed and another critically injured Friday when a construction truck boom fell near Litchfield, Minn., according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office. The Star Tribune reports the accident occurred at 11:46 a.m. at a construction site in …

3 Workers Injured in Riceland Rice Plant Blast in Arkansas

Three Riceland Rice employees were injured, none seriously, in an explosion at a Riceland plant in Stuttgart, Ark., according to company spokesperson Kevin McGilton. The employees suffered minor injuries that were not life-threatening in the Thursday blast that damaged the …

Dismissal Rejected; Arkema Chemical Fire Criminal Trial Resumes in Houston

A criminal case against the U.S. arm of a French chemical maker accused of releasing pollution that injured 21 people resumed on Sept. 24 under a cloud as a judge ruled out a motion to dismiss the case. Prosecutors unintentionally …

2 Workers Hurt in Boiler Room Fire at Tyson Chicken Plant in Arkansas

A boiler room outside of a southwest Arkansas chicken processing plant caught fire and exploded early on July 9, injuring two employees, an official said. The explosion was reported at about 1:30 a.m. at a Tyson Foods plant in Nashville, …

Illinois Candy Company Fined $485K for Workplace Injuries

A Chicago-area candy company has been fined nearly $500,000 for workplace injuries, including a fingertip amputation, federal regulators said. The incidents occurred at Ferrara Candy in Bellwood, Ill. An employee lost a fingertip in January. Another worker was caught in …

Missouri Contractor Fined $224K after Trench Collapse, Employee Injuries

A Missouri contractor has been cited by federal workplace safety officials for trenching and excavation violations after an employee suffered severe injuries when a 20-foot trench collapsed during excavation of Creve Coeur Sanitary Sewer Trunk in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The …

Gas Line Explosion in Central Arkansas Injures 4 Workers

Four workers were injured on June 18 when the gas main they were repairing erupted in flames, officials said. The explosion happened about 1 p.m. at an intersection near a community center and an elementary school in the Little Rock …

3 Employers Cited for Safety Hazards After Worker Injured in Illinois

Federal officials have cited three employers for workplace safety hazards after a worker suffered injuries at Northwestern University’s campus in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern University, Hill Mechanical Corp. and National Heat & Power Corp. collectively face a total of $235,962 in …

12 Companies Cited by OSHA in New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

Federal workplace safety officials have cited 12 businesses with safety violations in connection with partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans in which three workers died and 18 others were seriously injured. The U.S. Department of Labor’s …

Two Employees Injured in Fire that Destroyed Iowa Towing, Auto Shop

Two people suffered minor injuries in a fire that destroyed a Fort Dodge, Iowa, towing and auto business in northwestern Iowa, officials said. The fire broke out in the afternoon on Feb. 14 in Mid Iowa Towing, television station KCCI …