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Nebraska City Sues Owner of Grain Elevator That Exploded

South Sioux City, Nebraska, has sued the owner of the grain elevator that exploded earlier this year. The lawsuit against Andersen Farms Inc. and Bryce Andersen was filed last week in Dakota County District Court. It seeks reimbursement of more …

Man Injured by Gas in Iowa Hog Barn Awarded Nearly $1.2M

A man felled by toxic gas inside a northwest Iowa hog confinement barn has won nearly $1.2 million for his injuries. An O’Brien County jury hearing the lawsuit trial found property owner Patrick Probst negligent for the 2014 incident and …

Defendants in Oregon Pot Processing Explosion Suit Try to Turn Tables on Worker

Defendants in an $8.9 million lawsuit over an explosion and fire at an Oregon marijuana processor are trying to turn the tables on the worker who was badly burned in the blast. The Daily Astorian reported that the defendants say …

California Construction Workers Injured in Elevator Shaft Fall

Authorities say four construction workers were hurt, three critically, after plunging 30 feet down an elevator shaft at an unfinished Los Angeles building. The Fire Department says the men were working on a five-story building in North Hollywood when they …

Two Killed, One Critical Injury After Accident at Pennsylvania Crane Manufacturer

Two men have been killed and a third was critically injured in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer. State police say the accident happened Friday morning at Manitowoc Cranes in Shady Grove, about 65 miles southwest of Harrisburg. Trooper …

Illinois Pallet Manufacturer Faces $91.8K Fine After Employee Injury

Federal safety officials have cited an Illinois pallet manufacturer for machine safety violations after an employee was injured while conducting maintenance on equipment. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited New Lenox-based Supplyside USA, and …

Oklahoma’s High Court: Oil Company Can Be Sued After Worker Injury or Death

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that oil and natural gas companies can be sued when a worker is killed or injured on the job. The state’s highest court struck down a state workers’ compensation law that exempted oil and …

Maine Man Suing Over Workplace Accident That Claimed Two Fingers

A Machiasport, Maine, man is suing a salmon farm over a workplace injury in which he lost two fingers. Jesse Redman sued True North Salmon US Inc. and Cooke Aquaculture USA Inc. last week in U.S. District Court in Bangor, …

Ohio Plant Fined $570K after Worker Loses Hand, Part of Arm

An auto parts maker in Ohio is being fined nearly $600,000 after a worker in Oregon, Ohio, lost his right hand and part of his arm in an industrial accident. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the accident …

Contractors to Pay $147.5K after Worker Injury, Death at Vikings Stadium

Two construction companies have agreed to pay a combined $147,500 in fines over safety violations in the death of one worker and injuries to another during construction of the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium last year. Berwald Roofing is paying $113,200 …