Every day in this country, 14 workers lose their lives in preventable workplace tragedies. Here in Texas, and across the nation, one community of workers is maimed and killed in greater proportions than any other in America.
The Consulate General of Mexico in Houston has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promote safety and health rights in the workplace for the Latino community, particularly those working in the construction industry.
Inquiries into what went wrong at the Upper Big Branch Mine causing the deadly April 5 explosion should be conducted in full public view, for a number of reasons.
Federal officials said Massachusetts firefighters should be required to wear seat belts and that they should be better trained on how to operate air brakes before being allowed to drive a fire truck.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued fines of $101,485, $31,520 and $2,710 to Alta Bates Sutter Medical Center, the Oakland Police Department and the Oakland Fire Department, respectively, for failing to report a patient with bacterial meningitis and protect staff members.
While working on renovations to a hotel, Graham Stirling, 43, of Toms River fell four stories to the ground below.
An explosion in an oil drilling rig, named as Deep Water Horizon, caused anarchy in the Gulf of Mexico nearly fifty miles away from the coast of Louisiana.
OSHA cited Werner Construction Inc. of Norfolk, Neb., for willful and serious violations of the OSH Act following the investigation of a worker killed when caught in a roadway belt paving machine’s screw conveyors.
Officials with the Massachusetts office of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration are looking into Monday’s fall that seriously injured a machinist at textile company Harodite Industries.
Federal investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will have six months to determine the cause of the accident about 8:30 a.m. that resulted in the death of a rigger working for Becon Construction Co. A crane boom is suspected of snapping, causing it to fall, crushing the man.