- $121,000 fine for worker's death in NYC mezzanine collapse Updated: May-29-15 8:38 pm
NEW YORK - Federal regulators say a construction company's dangerous approach to demolition caused a mezzanine collapse that killed a worker at a New York City car dealership.
- US fines Wisconsin bar $7,000 for death in dumbwaiter Updated: May-29-15 8:32 pm
FOUNTAIN CITY, Wisconsin - The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Wisconsin bar $7,000 for the death of an employee who died when her head got caught in a dumbwaiter.
- Japan nuclear plant obtains final permit needed to restart Updated: May-27-15 9:07 am
TOKYO - A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
- Porn actors say proposed safety rules go too far Updated: May-25-15 4:28 pm
LOS ANGELES - A state proposal that would roll out strict safety standards for California pornography productions to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases has drawn criticism from adult film workers who feel the regulations go too far.
- Federal court cites Kansas City foundry for contempt Updated: May-23-15 1:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal judge has found the owner of a Kansas City foundry in criminal contempt of court for refusing to allow a federal inspection required after a worker was found to have high blood lead levels, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
- Workplace safety agency probing Arizona prison sex assault Updated: May-18-15 3:52 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona's workplace safety agency has launched an investigation into the sexual assault of a female corrections officer by an inmate at the state prison in Yuma.
- Employer of Utah man mauled by bear could face $15K in fines Updated: May-15-15 12:32 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - An Idaho company is facing more than $15,000 in fines after one of its employees was killed in a bear mauling last year while he was conducting research alone and without bear spray or other personal defense tools in a wilderness area known to have grizzly bears.
- US cites DuPont over gas leak that killed 4 workers Updated: May-14-15 7:07 pm
LA PORTE, Texas - Federal work-safety agents cited DuPont on Thursday for 11 safety violations relating to a toxic gas leak last November that killed four workers at a Houston-area plant.
- Peoria auto parts company fined $114K for safety lapses Updated: May-13-15 10:10 am
PEORIA, Illinois - A Peoria auto parts manufacturer has been fined $114,100 for federal workplace safety violations that the government says put workers at risk of amputation and other injuries.
- GA construction workers to participate in safety stand down Updated: May-12-15 4:05 am
ATLANTA - Federal labor officials say construction workers, including a crew helping to build the new Atlanta Falcons stadium, will participate in an event to raise awareness of workplace hazards.
- Ohio hose maker faces $134K in fines for safety violations Updated: May-12-15 3:07 am
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - A federal agency says a central Ohio rubber-hose manufacturer accused of 11 worker safety violations is facing proposed penalties of $134,000.
- Agency cites Wisconsin dairy co-op in grain bin death Updated: May-11-15 5:28 pm
GRANTSBURG, Wisconsin - A federal worker safety agency is proposing a $193,000 fine against a Wisconsin dairy co-op after a man died in a grain bin in November.
- Duct firm fined $1M over ignored warnings, employee injuries Updated: May-11-15 5:20 pm
MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pennsylvania - A company whose ventilation products whisk air through the Chrysler Building and Yankee Stadium has been fined more than $1 million and placed in a violator program for ignoring what federal regulators say were repeated warnings about dangerous machinery.
- Tractor safety courses for young farm workers offered Updated: May-11-15 9:26 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - A series of two-day tractor safety courses will be offered across Nebraska later this month and next month for teenagers who are going to work on farms this summer.
- OSHA investigating fatal crane accident in New Haven Updated: May-05-15 5:40 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a fatal weekend accident at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge construction site in New Haven.