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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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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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CSB – Report/Recommendations released for 12 accidents

  From CSB – Washington, DC, April 20, 2015—The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has recently voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion. All View of fire at BP ...

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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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OSHA investigating death at equipment rental

From: Henry Molski, hmolski@enquirer.com10:32 p.m. EDT March 9, 2015 Two days after a 70-year-old-man was trapped and killed in a piece of construction equipment at Art’s Equipment Rental in Sharonville, an investigation by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration continued Thursday. Manuel Estela Aquino, of West Chester Township, was a “long-term” employee at the business on Hauck Road, according to a ...

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