Federal inspectors have found more than 60 serious safety violations at Massey Energy operations since the explosion that killed 29 miners, adding to fallout from the disaster that includes a wrongful death lawsuit by one of the men’s widows.
Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was paid $17.8 million last year even as some of the coal mines he supervised accumulated safety violations and injuries at rates that greatly exceed national rates.
Corporations can be convicted in Arizona of criminal offenses related to the death of workers, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.
According to AAA and the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education, deaths from crashes in work zones has increased 50% in Delaware from 2004 to 2008, even though in the same time period, the number of lives lost nationwide decreased.
The saga began when Eric Ho, a contractor in Houston, hired 11 immigrant workers in 2003 to remove asbestos from a building but did not train them or provide them with respirators. After a city inspector issued a stop-work order because of asbestos violations, Ho directed employees to work at night behind locked gates.
A coalition of Florida organizations is relaunching an effort to improve occupational safety and health protections for the state’s public sector employees.
Increasing the police presence at highway and transit construction sites nationwide is the best way to cut the hundreds of work zone fatalities that take place every year, the Associated General Contractors of America said today.
Employers that operate in the 14 states where pot is now legal as a prescription painkiller are struggling to reconcile zero tolerance drug policies with a patient’s right to get high.
OSHA found damaged or inoperable emergency lighting, as well as exit signs that were not illuminated and a damaged fall protection lanyard that was not removed from service.
A 28-year-old worker is dead after an explosion Midas auto repair shop in west suburban Westmont.