A veteran animal trainer whose dream was to work at SeaWorld’s Shamu Stadium was killed Wednesday when one of the show’s killer whales dragged her underwater and she drowned.
The danger of secondhand smoke is no longer an issue in most workplaces thanks to state and local smoking bans. But Nevada has protected its casinos from smoking bans — the reason why chronic obstructive pulmonary disease kills at a higher rate in this state than others, according to the American Lung Association.
A survey by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) of 24 leading companies that operate fleets shows that 74 percent either have policies in place or are planning to implement policies that ban the use of all mobile devices while driving company vehicles.
“While we cannot discuss MOSH’s ongoing investigation of the homicide that occurred on the grounds of the Cheltenham youth detention center, we are fully aware of the significant risk of job-related violence faced by health care and social service workers,” wrote the commissioner of labor and industry in the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Exxon Mobil Corp., the largest U.S. energy company, showed “reckless and reprehensible” behavior by failing to protect workers from dangerous radioactive material in used oil-drilling pipes, a lawyer for 16 men told a Louisiana jury.
Investigators with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined, according to an internal memo summarizing the accident, that the unidentified electrician was “over tasked” that night, though it is unclear whether the agency thought Disney had assigned him too many responsibilities or whether the electrician himself tried to do too much at once.
After nvestigating the death of a crane operator last month, Theresa Naim, OSHA’s area director, said the Erie, Penn., company’s equipment, workplace safety, training and emergency response were all fine.
Unsafe hoisting operations and inappropriate procedures for lifting boats at Pages Creek Marine likely contributed to the death of an employee there last October, according to a citation report issued last month.
An excavation crew scrambled Tuesday morning to save the life of one of their co-workers who became buried in a 10-foot deep hole when a trench in Loyalsock Township, Penn., suddenly collapsed.
A worker was injured Tuesday morning, February 23, 2010 when a drilling rig fell on top of a worker who was operating the heavy piece of machinery.