- Federal appeals court: Tyson Foods doesn't underpay workers Updated: Aug-26-15 3:20 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Tyson Foods doesn't have to pay workers at two of its Nebraska plants for the time they spend putting on and taking off safety gear and preparing for work, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
- Contractor could face criminal charges for asbestos exposure Updated: Aug-20-15 5:08 am
OKAWVILLE, Illinois - A southern Illinois contractor whose companies were fined nearly $2 million for federal workplace safety violations involving asbestos exposure could face a criminal inquiry.
- Tianjin's deadly blasts expose China's work safety woes Updated: Aug-20-15 1:58 am
BEIJING - By official data, China is becoming safer from accidents year after year. But the explosions over the Tianjin port last week are a stark reminder that it has far to go in preventing workplace disasters - from blasts on factory floors to leaks of oil pipes and warehouse fires.
- OSHA fines chicken processing company for safety violations Updated: Aug-15-15 3:07 pm
WINESBURG, Ohio - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the owners of a northeast Ohio chicken processing plant $861,000 for what the agency says are safety violations that expose workers to the risk of amputation, electrocution and falls.
- ExxonMobil fined following probe into refinery explosion Updated: Aug-13-15 4:53 pm
LOS ANGELES - The California agency that investigates workplace accidents has cited and fined ExxonMobil more than $560,000 for workplace safety and health violations following a probe into February's explosion at a Los Angeles-area refinery.
- OSHA issues violation following worker's death in Nebraska Updated: Aug-12-15 6:15 pm
ELGIN, Nebraska - A federal agency has issued a safety violation to a North Dakota-based construction company following the May death of a crane operator in northeast Nebraska.
- Tuna company agrees to $6M settlement in worker oven death Updated: Aug-12-15 2:11 pm
LOS ANGELES - Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to pay $6 million to settle criminal charges in the death of a Los Angeles-area worker who was cooked in an oven with tons of tuna.
- BNSF manager is new inspector for ND rail safety program Updated: Aug-11-15 4:35 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A longtime manager of a railroad responsible for some fiery oil train crashes in North Dakota has been hired as an inspector for the state's new rail safety program.
- OSHA: Illinois company exposed Mexican workers to asbestos Updated: Aug-11-15 11:53 am
OKAWVILLE, Illinois - The top federal official for worker safety said Tuesday that an Illinois businessman's "outrageous behavior" of bringing in Mexican workers to remove asbestos without safety gear warrants fines of nearly $1.8 million.
- Mabton dairy appeals safety fine after worker's death Updated: Aug-11-15 6:19 am
MABTON, Washington - A Mabton dairy is appealing a state fine that was levied after an investigation into a worker who drowned in March.
- Newark recycling plant fined $53,900 for safety violations Updated: Aug-07-15 3:23 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - The U.S. Department of Labor says a Newark recycling plant has been cited for violations that left its employees susceptible to injuries, including amputations.
- Obama administration plans new workplace limits on beryllium Updated: Aug-06-15 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules to limit workplace exposure to beryllium, a type of metal used in aerospace, electronics and other industries that can cause serious health problems when it's ground into dust and inhaled.
- Freres Lumber cited 4 times after 2014 worker death Updated: Aug-06-15 10:22 am
SALEM, Oregon - Inspections at Freres Lumber Co. after a worker died at its Mill City plant in September 2014 revealed safety and procedural violations.
- Federal agency says 33 injured in Missouri plant explosion Updated: Aug-05-15 11:14 am
MARSTON, Missouri - Preliminary investigations indicate molten aluminum hitting water caused explosions that injured more than 30 employees at a southeast Missouri aluminum plant, a federal agency said Wednesday.
- OSHA proposes hefty fines against Kapco Updated: Aug-04-15 1:28 pm
OSCEOLA, Wisconsin - The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors allege Kapco Metal Stamping has failed to implement safety procedures it agreed to after a worker lost part of her right index finger on a welding machine in Osceola last year.
- OSHA launches investigation into Allentown's Dorney Park Updated: Aug-04-15 3:17 am
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom after an employee was hospitalized at the Allentown theme park in July.
- Feds investigate after Ohio worker dies deglazing bathtub Updated: Aug-01-15 7:04 am
CLEVELAND - A federal agency says it is investigating the death of a worker in Cleveland who apparently was overcome with chemical fumes while stripping the glaze off a bathtub.