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Workers' advocates turned away at Dollar General meeting

May. 25, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A civil rights advocate says he and two Dollar General store workers were denied access to the company's shareholder meeting Wednesday in Tennessee where they had been outside protesting for better pay and workplace safety improvements. The Rev. William...

WVa mine where worker died did not follow safety procedures

May. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia underground mine operator did not follow proper safety procedures prior to the death of a maintenance worker whose brakes failed on his electric utility vehicle and it lost control and crashed, according to a federal regulator. The U.S. Mine...

Companies fined $1.75m in worker death at Bay Area refinery

May. 19, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

BENICIA, Calif. (AP) — California workplace safety regulators fined a San Francisco Bay Area refinery and three contractor companies more than $1.75 million for safety violations in the death of a worker who suffocated while trying to clean a well, officials said Thursday. ...

Mine cited for conditions that contributed to worker's death

May. 17, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has cited the owners of an eastern Kentucky surface mine where a worker was killed by a falling tree, according to a published report. Nally & Hamilton Enterprises was cited for not following a plan that...

Workers start union push at Trader Joe's in Massachusetts

May. 16, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

Employees are seeking to unionize at a Trader Joe's grocery store in western Massachusetts, joining a nationwide surge of labor organizing among retail and food service workers. Organizers at the store in Hadley sent an open letter to company CEO Dan Bane dated Saturday citing...

Film producers defend safety in Alec Baldwin shooting

May. 11, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A film production company is contesting sanctions by New Mexico officials for alleged workplace safety violations on the set of “Rust,” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October, according to filings posted Wednesday by state...

OSHA proposes $454,000 fine in oil drilling site explosion

May. 11, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators have determined that an oil company’s failure to take adequate safety precautions contributed to a drilling site explosion near Grassy Butte last November that permanently disabled one worker and left two others...

Power company to pay $500K fine for deadly 2017 explosion

May. 06, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida power company has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for a 2017 explosion that left five workers dead. Tampa Electric Co. has pleaded guilty to violating an Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard causing death, according to a plea agreement...

AP analysis finds growing number of poor, high-hazard dams

May. 05, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

Constructed four generations ago, the massive rock and clay dam at El Capitan Reservoir is capable of storing over 36 billion gallons of water, enough to supply every resident in San Diego for most of a year. Today, it's three-quarters empty, intentionally kept low because of...

Boston firefighters pull hurt worker from collapsed building

May. 04, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Firefighters in Boston worked for more than three hours to rescue an injured construction worker after part of a historic power plant collapsed Wednesday while being redeveloped. Fire Commissioner Jack Dempsey told reporters the worker sustained life-threatening...