Washington Employer Goes to Jail for Trench Death

For the first time in the state’s history, a Washington employer will go to jail for the death of one of his employees — largely thanks to the determined work of Washington workplace safety advocate Jay Herzmark. On Jan. 26, 2016, 36-year-old Harold Felton was crushed to death under more than 6,000 pounds of dirt … Continue reading Washington Employer Goes to Jail for Trench Death

Another Public Employee Killed. But “Nothing to Report”

Last September, 55 year old Bobby Green was crushed to death in Huntsville, Alabama, when a 20 foot deep unprotected trench collapsed on top of him. …Another Public Employee Killed. But “Nothing to Report”

Preventing Deaths in the Season of the Trench

Sometimes it’s hard to remember with all the bad news around OSHA’s ability to protect workers from COVID-19, that there are still lots of workers …Preventing Deaths in the Season of the Trench

“Safety Training Fun! – Always Be Aware Of Trenching Safety!” #Construction

All Fun Aside, Here Are Some Trenching & Excavation Safety Resources: Safety and Health Topics | Trenching and Excavation | Occupational ... https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/trenchingexcavation/ Excavating is recognized as one of the most hazardous construction operations. OSHA revised Subpart P, Excavations, of 29 CFR 1926.650, 29 CFR 1926.651, ... ‎Construction · ‎Hazards and Solutions · ‎OSHA Standards · ‎Additional Information [PDF]Trenching and Excavation Safety … Continue reading “Safety Training Fun! – Always Be Aware Of Trenching Safety!” #Construction

“Contractor Buried In Trench In Belton, Kansas – Arrow Plumbing Fined $700,000 By OSHA For Continued Violations”

Theresa O’Hare raged last December at the owner of the Blue Springs plumbing company that employed her son, “D.J.” Relatives held her back from Arrow Plumbing LLC. owner Ricky Smith as firefighters worked for hours to retrieve the body of 33-year-old Donald J. Meyer from the bottom of a 12-foot trench that lacked the required shoring to … Continue reading “Contractor Buried In Trench In Belton, Kansas – Arrow Plumbing Fined $700,000 By OSHA For Continued Violations”

“Farmworker Safety Concerns Raised After Manure Pond Deaths”

  Video Above: Manure pit deadly to 3 on farm in Maryland in 2012 "Farmworker Safety Concerns Raised After Manure Pond Deaths in Idaho" It was still dark the morning Ruperto Vazquez-Carrera began his shift at Sunrise Organic Dairy in Boise, Idaho. It was mid-February 2016. A winter heat wave had melted snow and ice … Continue reading “Farmworker Safety Concerns Raised After Manure Pond Deaths”