“15-Ton Concrete Slab Crushes Construction Worker in Austin Texas” #Construction #Fatality

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Even though emergency crews tried to remove a construction worker who was pinned underneath a concrete slab in southeast Austin, the man was pronounced dead about 45 minutes after the slab fell. The Austin Fire Department received the call around 9:15 a.m. from a construction site at Wickersham Lane and Cromwell Circle. When … Continue reading “15-Ton Concrete Slab Crushes Construction Worker in Austin Texas” #Construction #Fatality

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Free Whitepaper: “10 Tips To Implementing A Lockout / Tagout Program”

10 Tips to Implementing a Lockout/Tagout Program Your LOTO program must address the hazards that workers face when they place any part of their body near a machine’s point of operation, power transmission apparatus, pinch points, or other moving parts during maintenance and servicing activities. If the machine is not properly shut down and secured, … Continue reading Free Whitepaper: “10 Tips To Implementing A Lockout / Tagout Program”

Man Confirmed Dead In Grain Bin Accident In Genoa, Illinois – May 5, 2014 – [Raw Video]

  Emergency crews pulled the body of a 73-year-old man from a grain bin on an Illinois farm Monday afternoon after a frantic rescue effort. Around 1 p.m., authorities had begun emptying the grain bin at Madey Farms in Genoa after reports that a man may be stuck inside. Several hours later, crews removed the … Continue reading Man Confirmed Dead In Grain Bin Accident In Genoa, Illinois – May 5, 2014 – [Raw Video]

Crane Collapses While Lifting Precast Wall, Killing Worker In The Woodlands, Texas

  KTRK TV Report Chopper Footage Reporter: Demond Fernandez A construction worker who was using a crane to lift a large cement wall was killed after that crane collapsed. It happened at the old Garden Ridge on I-45 near The Woodlands which was destroyed by an arsonist last October. Crews worked all afternoon to lift the … Continue reading Crane Collapses While Lifting Precast Wall, Killing Worker In The Woodlands, Texas

Grand jury indicts executives over workplace accident including EHS Manager

A Butler County grand jury has indicted United Oil Recovery Services Inc. and several of its employees on criminal charges in the death of a worker at the company’s Middletown facility. The indictments — an unusual move that worries some local attorneys — was announced Wednesday in a statement from the Ohio Attorney General Richard … Continue reading Grand jury indicts executives over workplace accident including EHS Manager

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

12 Dead, 10 Missing In West Virginia Mine Explosion (Updated)

A mine safety administrator says 12 workers are dead and 10 trapped deep underground after an explosion rocked a remote West Virginia coal mine. The explosion happened Monday at Massey Energy Co.'s sprawling Upper Big Branch mine about 30 miles south of Charleston. Rescuers are looking for 10 more trapped miners. The cause of the … Continue reading 12 Dead, 10 Missing In West Virginia Mine Explosion (Updated)

Chocolate factory fined for fatal fall into vat in Camden, Pa.

Federal safety officials fined a Camden chocolate plant $39,000 yesterday for safety violations following the death of a factory worker who fell into a vat of chocolate last summer. Inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Moorestown-based Lyons & Sons Inc. and Cocoa Services L.P. for failing to install railings above the tanks … Continue reading Chocolate factory fined for fatal fall into vat in Camden, Pa.

ConAgra agrees to reduced penalties at plant in Garner, NC

ConAgra Foods and the North Carolina Labor Department have agreed to reduced financial penalties and stiffer safety policies in a settlement of a fatal explosion last June at the company’s Slim Jim plant in Garner, N.C. In the settlement, released Tuesday, the Omaha-based packaged foods giant agreed to a reduced fine of $106,440, which is … Continue reading ConAgra agrees to reduced penalties at plant in Garner, NC

ABB shooting: Economy may play role in workplace violence

The shooting at ABB Group in St. Louis Thursday that ended with four people dead, including the shooter, raises the prospect that the recession could be a strong contributor to workplace violence. The Associated Press reports that the shooter, Timothy Hendron, was among several plant employees suing the company and its trustee, Fidelity Management Trust, … Continue reading ABB shooting: Economy may play role in workplace violence

Explosion at Beta Steel, Portage, Indiana Kills 1, Injures 4 – Updated

An explosion Thursday in the Beta Steel plant's furnace area in Portage killed one man and injured four others, Portage Fire Chief Bill Lundy said. The names of the dead and injured were not available Thursday night. All five are employees of Beta Steel, Lundy said. The workers, three millwrights and two supervisors, were investigating … Continue reading Explosion at Beta Steel, Portage, Indiana Kills 1, Injures 4 – Updated

Steel Mill Explosion Kills 1, Injures Four in Portage, Indiana

A fire official says an explosion at a steel plant has killed one worker and injured another four in Portage Thursday night. Portage Fire Chief Bill Lundy says the blast at the Beta Steel plant around 7 p.m. Thursday may have happened because water somehow met with molten steel. Lundy says one person died at … Continue reading Steel Mill Explosion Kills 1, Injures Four in Portage, Indiana