The Obama administration is turning up the pressure on state agencies that enforce workplace-safety laws.
At one time, hospitals were sanctuaries, places that people went to be treated for the illnesses and injuries they sustained in the outside world. But increasingly, according to health care security professionals interviewed by The News-Times, medical facilities of all kinds are falling victim to the same problems that afflict society as a whole.
Employers now have access to more than a decade’s worth of workplace injury and illness data under the Obama administration’s “open government” policy.
In this construction site accident, a worker was electrocuted when his crane boom hit a high voltage power line.
The city Buildings Department on Sunday yanked the license of the operator of a 25-story monster crane that collapsed in Manhattan’s Financial District.
A tribal sawmill is not exempt from a work-safety law, the 7th Circuit ruled.
Erineo Jose-Juan, 24, of Rosenberg, Texas, died Feb. 8 as he crawled into an unused sewer line at Highway 332 and Oak Drive to pull out a valve. At the time, officials suspected he died from gas fumes remaining in the line.
A 52-year-old man died after suffering a heart attack at his job site in Fitchburg, Mass., on Saturday, and police believe he may have been electrocuted while he was rewiring a motor.
Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corp. officials said Friday it will contest about $50,400 in fines issued against the company by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
OSHA has cited JLC Stucco Co. for alleged workplace safety hazards involving falls at a worksite in Somerset, N.J.