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Employer of visiting nurse who was killed didn't protect her and should be fined, safety agency says

May. 01, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A home health care company failed to protect a visiting nurse who was killed during an appointment with a convicted rapist at a Connecticut halfway house and should be fined about $161,000, federal workplace safety officials said Wednesday. The Occupational...

Workers had little warning as Maryland bridge collapsed, raising concerns over safety, communication

Apr. 03, 2024 05:58 AM EDT

In the moments before the cargo ship Dali rammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge and sent it crumbling into the water, a flurry of urgent warnings crackled over radios and enabled police to block traffic from getting on the span, likely saving lives. But those warnings seemingly...

California work safety board approves indoor heat rules, but another state agency raises objections

Mar. 22, 2024 14:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As global warming raises temperatures, a California work safety board has approved standards that would require companies to protect employees from excessive indoor heat, particularly in warehouses. The rules still need to overcome opposition by another state agency. ...