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Laurence Banville

OSHA Investigating Fatal Brooklyn Crane Accident

In 2016, New York City officials took numerous steps to tighten the regulations regarding the use of cranes in the city and for good reason. There was a sharp increase in the number of crane accidents and in very few […]

Laurence Banville

The Dangers Of Nail Guns on Work Sites

Nail guns are very popular tools in the construction industry. Any time you see workers framing a house or building you will see construction workers using these tools to quickly connect two pieces of material. However, this commonly used tool can be very dangerous.

Chrissie Cole

Labor Law Poster Requirements for Businesses

Some regulations and statutes enforced by agencies within The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) require posters and notices to be posted within the workplace. The DOL also provides electronic copies of said posters and some of the posters are also […]

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Young woman loses scalp in workplace accident

A 25-year-old woman’s life is forever changed since her hair became caught in an industrial machine at the factory where she worked.

Monica Thayer, of Norton, OH, was working the…

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OSHA cites NJ company for workplace safety violations after worker crushed to death in conveyor belt

A New Jersey demolition and concrete recycling company is facing citations for safety violations after a worker’s death prompted an investigation by federal workplace safety officials.

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NY machine shop in trouble with OSHA for failing to correct hazards after employee lost 5 fingers

A metal fabrication shop on Long Island Is facing hefty penalties for alleged serious, repeat and uncorrected safety hazards, say workplace safety regulators.

The Occupational Safety and…

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Four contractors fined $463K for fall and safety hazards at NJ construction site

A visit by workplace safety inspectors to a Jersey City, NJ construction site has resulted in 25 citations for alleged violations of safety regulations and $463,350 in proposed fines against four…

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OSHA: Overexposure to silica a health hazard for workers in hydraulic fracturing operations

Workplace safety regulators say that workers in the hydraulic fracturing industry are at risk of serious health effects from respiratory exposure to silica.

The Occupational Safety and Health…

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80 employees treated for exposure to unknown substance at NJ courthouse

The courthouse in Monmouth County, NJ remains closed today as officials determine what has caused about eighty employees to fall ill since last Friday.

The Monmouth County Courthouse closed…

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Owner of Brooklyn tortilla factory where worker died pleads guilty to labor violations

The owner of a tortilla factory where a worker fell into a dough mixer and died has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of labor violations.

Erasmo Ponce, president of Tortilleria Chinantla…