A former employee of Corpus Christi-based Orion Drilling Co., fired after complaining to management about being exposed to mold in the workplace, has been paid $10,000 in back wages as a result of a settlement secured by the U.S. Department of Labor.
In response to recent studies and other reports that suggest employers underreport accidents and injuries, effective Sept. 30, 2009, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration began a one-year national emphasis program on record keeping to assess the accuracy of injury and illness data recorded by employers.
In the wrongful death suit, lawyers for Christine Wuennenberg say Disney failed to follow its own monorail-safety procedures, leading directly to the July crash that killed 21-year-old Austin Wuennenberg.
The construction worker who died in a trench collapse of blunt force injuries Thursday in McKinney has been identified as Jose Perez, 21, of Dallas.
A recent inspection of government offices by the Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Administration found a total of 13 violations, with six listed as “serious,” resulting in $2,590 worth of fines.
Federal officials are investigating a series of incidents at a DuPont Co. plant in West Virginia, including a chemical leak that resulted in the death of a longtime DuPont worker.
Steve Coffield told reporters at the October media conference he would reorganize the state agency he has worked at for 14 years, and improve training for inspectors.
Two people were seriously injured in an explosion at Worthen Industries in Nashua, N.H., yesterday; they suffer from serious burns and lacerations.
A worker died from an apparent fall on Friday morning at LyondellBasell’s Houston refinery, a company spokesman said.
A waste management company was fined $1,477,500 for scores of alleged violations of OSHA standards following an investigation into an explosion that killed a worker—the third in less than a year—at the company’s facility in Houston, Texas.