Latest Occupational accidents News

OSHA proposes heavy fines in Boston demolition worker death

Sep. 27, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal workplace safety regulators have proposed fining a subcontractor nearly $1.2 million in connection with the death of a worker during the demolition of a downtown Boston parking garage. The worker was operating an 11,000-pound excavator in the Government Center...

Worker on front end loader hits, kills Florida deputy

Sep. 23, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy working an overnight shift providing safety in a construction zone was accidentally struck and killed by a worker operating a front end loader who is in the U.S. illegally, officials said Friday. Pinellas County Sheriff's...

Oregon State Hospital issued $54K workplace safety fine

Sep. 21, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Hospital is facing a $54,000 fine for failing to investigate workplace injuries. The citation, brought by the state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, alleges that from January 2021 to June 2022 the hospital didn’t investigate...

Steelworker dies after industrial accident at Indiana mill

Sep. 19, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — A steelworker who was injured last week in an industrial accident at a northwest Indiana steel mill has died at a Chicago hospital, officials said. Michael Osika, 44, of Schererville died Saturday after being injured Thursday at the Cleveland-Cliffs...

Officials probing whether Northeastern explosion was staged

Sep. 14, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal officials are examining whether the employee who reported an explosion at Northeastern University may have lied to investigators and staged the incident, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Investigators identified inconsistencies in the employee’s...

AP sources: Officials probing whether Northeastern University employee who reported package explosion may have staged it

Sep. 14, 2022 15:40 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — AP sources: Officials probing whether Northeastern University employee who reported package explosion may have staged it.

Montana sawmill destroyed by fire, employee suffers burns

Sep. 13, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — A fire apparently caused by a dust explosion destroyed buildings and equipment at a Montana sawmill and one employee was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital for burn treatment, officials said. The fire started at 6 a.m. Monday at R-Y Timber in Livingston,...

Ten injured in partial barn collapse in South Dakota

Sep. 13, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

SUMMIT, S.D. (AP) — Officials in northeastern South Dakota are investigating the partial collapse of a barn that injured ten workers. Grant County Emergency Management says the barn at Blooming Valley Dairy near Summit was under construction when the rafters gave way about 5:30...

Judge appoints mediator in Hard Rock Hotel collapse lawsuits

Sep. 12, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans judge has brought in a mediator to try to work out a settlement with hundreds of people who claim damage from collapse of part of a hotel under construction nearly three years ago. Plaintiffs say they were injured, a loved one killed, or their...

2 workers killed in Union Pacific train crash in California

Sep. 08, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

CALIPATRIA, Calif. (AP) — Two Union Pacific operators were killed when their freight train crashed into parked rail cars and derailed early Thursday in Southern California, officials said. The freight train had been traveling through the desert near the Salton Sea when it pulled...