SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The federal agency that oversees workplace safety said Friday that it had issued its first citation in the U.S. related to the coronavirus outbreak: against a Georgia nursing...
JAY, Maine (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection of the site of a paper mill blast could take several more months.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon workplace safety regulators have cited an Oregon food processor for unsafe practices after nearly three dozen of its employees tested positive for the...
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard touts safety among it workers, and it's being recognized for its efforts.
The shipyard has been awarded the fiscal year 2019 Chief of Naval...
MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — An agency wants to fine an eastern Iowa animal food operation for workplace safety violations, saying it has exposed employees to risks that include long falls.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A review board has overturned the firing of an Iowa workplace safety inspector, finding that he unfairly faced retribution after reporting a hostile work environment inside...
MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — A battery manufacturer in eastern Iowa has been fined $42,000 for workplace safety violations, authorities said.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota could see a rise in workers' compensation claims if marijuana is legalized, the state's workplace safety agency told lawmakers Tuesday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is restoring a workplace safety board that was abolished by former Gov. Matt Bevin.
Beshear said on Friday the move to reestablish the...
ROME (AP) — Union leaders denounced Saturday safety conditions at an automotive plant operated by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group following the death of a maintenance worker.
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say two UPS employees were killed in a vehicle accident at the package-delivery service’s hub at Southern California’s Ontario International Airport.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hilcorp Energy Co. and one of its drilling contractors have each paid fines of $25,000 or more after a worker died at a company drilling rig on Alaska’s North Slope,...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Regulators have recommended a nearly $73,000 fine against the Iowa Department of Human Services after finding serious workplace safety violations at a state-run psychiatric...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa trooper who was fired after a lengthy sexual harassment and workplace safety investigation has filed a lawsuit alleging he was wrongly terminated and illegally...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The contractor overseeing stone restoration on the Missouri state Capitol plans to appeal federal fines for workplace safety violations.
MIAMI (AP) — Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last...
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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Workplace safety officials are investigating the death of an Arkansas man who fell from a radio tower in southwest Mississippi.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu was surrounded by the family of a deceased highway department worker as he signed a bill aimed at improving workplace safety for New Hampshire's public...
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Amazon has resolved the workplace violations cited against the online retail giant's temporary distribution center in Idaho.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — A Newton company that builds wind turbine blades has settled with state regulators following an investigation into workplace safety violations.
BOSTON (AP) — Labor organizations and a workplace safety advocacy group say 69 people died of work-related causes in Massachusetts last year, down slightly from 74 in 2017.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The 2016 death of a Northfield Highway Department worker has led to the passage of bill aimed at improving workplace safety for New Hampshire's public sector...
PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — A federal workplace safety agency is fining a south Mississippi plastics manufacturer after an employee lost four fingers.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's workplace safety office has fined an outdoor guide company for failing to make a timely report of a death.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park officials say they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to radiation at unsafe levels while samples of uranium ore sat in plastic buckets...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa workplace safety inspectors were fired in what they are calling retaliation for blowing the whistle on a hostile environment inside their agency.
SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — Workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a 61-year-old man who was struck by a bulldozer at a construction site in Scituate.
Authorities say the man was dead when police and paramedics arrived at the scene Friday afternoon. His name has not been released.
Local and state police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A complaint alleging that employees at Iowa's workplace safety agency used a toy banana to make sexual jokes triggered an investigation that led to the removal of two top officials, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's workplace safety agency has reduced a fine by nearly 90 percent for violations at Iowa's maximum-security prison that put staff at risk during emergencies.
The Iowa Department of Corrections will pay a $5,000 fine for violations at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison under a settlement agreement with Labor Commissioner Michael Mauro's office.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Matching grants of up to $5,000 to improve workplace safety and health are being made available for Michigan companies that have up to 250 employees.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A workplace safety agency has cited transportation hub Big Soo Terminal in northwestern Iowa for a March incident that killed an employee.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A construction company has dropped its appeal of federal workplace safety officials' determination that it was negligent in a 2016 trench collapse in Boise that killed two workers and injured a third.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A company is paying less than half the fine workplace safety officials assessed for a North Carolina construction accident that killed three workers and badly injured a fourth.
News organizations reported the deadly 2015 scaffolding accident at a downtown Raleigh building led to Associated Scaffolding paying $70,000 and promising new safety precautions. Investigators initially assessed almost $152,000 for serious violations.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A contractor has agreed to pay $10,000 in fines for workplace safety violations found after a worker died at an Indiana University construction site.
Rock Solid Masonry LLC was cited four serious violations after the April death of 35-year-old William M. Brown Jr. The Bloomington man died when a 1,600-pound limestone slab fell and killed him as it was being lifted above an interior doorway at IU's Swain Hall.
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Workplace safety officials are investigating the fatal injury of a man at a manufacturing plant in north-central Iowa's Fort Dodge.
The Messenger reports that the man died after being hit by and pinned under a steel beam Thursday evening.
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fatal industrial accident at a Massachusetts hospital.
Authorities say a 46-year-old worker died Wednesday at Emerson Hospital in Concord while working in the crawl space of a boiler system.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — 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 him as it was being lifted above an interior doorway at IU's Swain Hall.
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park (all times local):
California workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a firefighter who was killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park.
California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesman Frank Polizzi said Monday an inspector went to the scene on the day Braden Varney died.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Almost two dozen investigators at California's workplace safety agency have been told they might be dismissed because of an error in how their civil service exam was administered.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa maker of wind turbine blades has been fined nearly $155,000 for multiple workplace safety violations.
The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa's Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied the fines against TPI Composites for violations at its Newton plant. The violations included fire hazards, airborne contaminants, faulty record keeping, fall hazards and a lack of employee training.
BOSTON (AP) — Federal workplace safety investigators are looking into the death of a construction worker who fell at a job site in Boston last week.
WFXT-TV reports that a carpenters union identified the deceased as 48-year-old Jose Rodriguez, of Worcester. The union says he fell about four stories while working at a construction site in East Boston on May 7.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois workplace safety officials reprimanded state veterans' officials for how the agency told staffers about a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a Quincy veterans' home, according to documents.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities in San Francisco have charged the owner and a manager at a construction materials company with involuntary manslaughter and workplace safety violations in the death of an employee.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A roofing company in West Virginia has been assessed $57,600 in proposed fines for workplace safety violations.
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California.
The New York Times reported Friday that the investigations come after the Center for Investigative Reporting catalogued a series of workplace injuries at Tesla.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal workplace safety agency is citing an excavation contractor for allegedly exposing employees on a North Dakota municipal project to trench cave-ins and other hazards.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Kamphuis Pipeline Co. for failing to protect workers installing water metering pits and lines. The company faces proposed penalties totaling more than $454,000.
BOSTON (AP) — Federal workplace safety regulators say a Massachusetts auto auction where five people died when a vehicle careened into a crowd last May has agreed to pay $200,000 in penalties.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday that Billerica-based LynnWay Auto Auction Inc. has also agreed to add several safety measures, including the installation of barriers in the auto auction area.
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Federal workplace safety investigators are looking into what led to the fatal fall of a Hastings construction worker last week.
Television station KSNB reports that Jeff Funke of the Omaha office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says an OSHA investigator has been reviewing the case since Monday.