You’re right that the deaths of 29 miners in West Virginia show the need for stronger oversight (“Lessons From the Big Branch Tragedy,” editorial, April 14). But this is part of a bigger story.
The Department of Labor has created an online database that allows the public to search for enforcement actions against employers.
A hotly-debated bill to expand farmworker rights was defeated today by the state Senate Agriculture Committee.
After the City of Poughkeepsie paid $500,000 to the estate of a public works employee killed on the job, a new coordinator will work to ensure safety regulations and measures are being met.
On Monday DOT marked National Work Zone Awareness Week with a new PR campaign and a call for state legislators to adopt penalties for drivers who endanger road workers — and, ergo, city pedestrians and cyclists.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and the Oakland, Calif., police and fire departments have been issued more than $135,000 in citations by state regulators for failing to limit exposure to emergency workers who assisted a patient with bacterial meningitis, authorities said.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited American Packaging Corp. in Columbus with 29 alleged serious violations of federal workplace health and safety standards and is facing fines of more than $127,000 following an investigation into a worker’s death.
OSHA has proposed $63,700 in penalties against Daehan Solution Alabama LLC in Hope Hull, Ala., for safety violations.
California Division of Occupational Safety is investigating the death of gas station employee who died after apparently being shocked while working on a light fixture.
A crane boom that apparently snapped and fell has crushed to death a man who was working on a $7 billion refinery expansion project in Port Arthur, Texas.