“OSHA Reports Dramatic 7% Increase In Fatal Occupational Injuries” #Workplace #Fatalities #OSHA

Fatal workplace injuries showed a dramatic uptick in 2016, rising by 7 percent over the number of workplace fatalities tallied in 2015. The fatal injury rate also increased from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in 2015 to 3.6 in 2016.  More workers lost their lives in transportation incidents than any other event in 2016, … Continue reading “OSHA Reports Dramatic 7% Increase In Fatal Occupational Injuries” #Workplace #Fatalities #OSHA

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Workers’ Memorial Day: April was Deadly Month for the American Worker

This year’s Workers’ Memorial Day, held April 28 to honor men and women who suffered job-related injury and death, comes on the heels of three high-profile, fatal workplace accidents. The April 2 Tesoro refinery explosion in Anacortes, Wash., led to seven fatalities; the April 5 Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia killed 29 … Continue reading Workers’ Memorial Day: April was Deadly Month for the American Worker

Kansas City, Missouri Worker Dies After Fall Through Roof

A roofing worker fell to his death through an opening in a roof of a Kansas City, Mo., building Saturday afternoon.The fall happened at about 4:25 p.m. in a building in the 1300 block of Chouteau Trafficway. The building in the complex is owned by Kansas City's Municipal Works and Public Works departments. Workers from … Continue reading Kansas City, Missouri Worker Dies After Fall Through Roof

West Virginia Mine EXPLOSION: Massey Energy Mine Had Scores Of Safety Citations

A huge underground explosion blamed on methane gas killed 25 coal miners in the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than two decades. Four others were missing Tuesday, their chances of survival dimming as rescuers were held back by poison gases that accumulated near the blast site, about 1.5 miles from the entrance to Massey … Continue reading West Virginia Mine EXPLOSION: Massey Energy Mine Had Scores Of Safety Citations

City judge hears arguments on evidence in Kleen Energy plant explosion

MIDDLETOWN, CT — Superior Court Judge Robert L. Holzberg asked attorneys to work out an agreement over access to evidence in the Kleen Energy Systems power plant explosion at a hearing Monday and to come back to court next week. Attorneys Robert Reardon and M. H. Reese Norris, representing three workers present at the plant … Continue reading City judge hears arguments on evidence in Kleen Energy plant explosion