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UPDATE: Names of deceased, injured released in Wayne County industrial accident

  Source: WITN The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the men who were killed and injured in an industrial accident Monday night. Deputies say the accident happened at SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. on U.S. 117 in Goldsboro around 6 p.m. Monday. Deputies say Dennis Martin, 51 of Goldsboro, and Daniel Craig Anderson, 33 of Dudley, were ...

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Construction worker dies after chimney fall at Yale

Source: AP and FOX61 NEW HAVEN — A worker who fell 60 feet into a confined space on Saturday died from his injuries. Yale University Police initially responded to calls of a crisis situation at the Central Power Plant on 120 Tower Parkway, shortly before 10:30 a.m . According to fire officials, a 53-year-old workman fell into a smokestack while ...

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OSHA – Meatpacking District fatality ‘completely avoidable’

According to a report released this week by OSHA the death of the 22 year-old worker from Queens, Carlos Moncayo, was ‘completely avoidable’.  Moncayo was buried alive when the 14 foot deep trench he was working in for a new Restoration Hardware collapsed. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that the project’s general ...

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Danger underestimated in manure pits

Below is an excellent article on the dangers of methane asphyxiation. According to Colleen Kottke of www.wisfarmer.com It’s a tragic tale that has become all too common. A farm worker enters a manure pit to perform a simple maintenance task; probably one he’s done many times before. Only this time he is overcome by the deadly gases released during composition of ...

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Man rescued from “confined space” during hazmat rescue

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Great work by Spec. Ops and First Responders in PA.  According to WFMZ One man has been sent to the hospital following a confined space rescue in Lower Nazareth Township. Emergency crews responded to the Everson Tesla plant in the 600 block of Gremar Road around 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Hazmat officials say the man had ...

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Seattle employer fined more than $215,000 for serious safety and health violations

Source : http://www.lni.wa.gov/ Tumwater – A Seattle employer has been cited for multiple serious workplace health violations after a worker became entangled in a rotating shaft while working inside a confined space. In connection with the citation, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) fined Industrial Container Services $215,250 for exposing workers to serious harm or even death. L&I cited the ...

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Workman killed by fumes in sewer

Source: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/   The men were working up to 20 feet below ground   One workman has died and another was seriously ill after being overcome by fumes while working in a sewer. The men, employees of the drainage and cleaning company DrainTech, were working up to 20ft below ground in a housing estate in Portmarnock, Co Dublin when the ...

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Purdue reports grain entrapments up nationwide in 2014

Source: Purdue Extension The number of grain bin entrapments and resulting fatalities in the U.S. rose last year to their highest levels since 2010, due in part to the large amount of grain being stored on farms after a record harvest, a Purdue University expert says. Bill Field, professor of agricultural health and safety, said the risk was greatest for ...

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Confined Space Rescue – Case Study – Part 3

Editors Note:  This is Part 3 of a multipart series of training points learned from an actual incident.   Click here for Part 1, and here for Part 2 of article, above is video of incident.   We start this article with a review and key points to consider.   On August 25, 2014 a worker entered a 3’x3’ entrance to an approximately ...

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