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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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  • Family of SeaWorld trainer killed by whale distances itself from critical documentary

    Family of SeaWorld trainer killed by whale distances itself from critical documentary
    Relatives of Chicago-area native and former SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau have weighed in on "Blackfish," issuing a statement that distances the family from the controversial documentary about the treatment of killer whales in captivity. The...
  • Crews resume search for fire's cause and second body at Omaha plant

    Investigators returned to an Omaha animal feed plant Tuesday searching for a second body and investigating the cause of the blaze and partial building collapse that killed two and injured at least 10 employees. [Updated 3:36 p.m.: Authorities...
  • Nurses settle labor complaint with Maryville psychiatric hospital

    A state nurses union has reached a settlement with Maryville Academy's Behavioral Health Hospital in Des Plaines over an unfair labor practice complaint, union representatives announced recently. In August of last year, the Illinois Nurses Association...
  • OSHA finds 'serious' violations in Super Pond death

    OSHA finds 'serious' violations in Super Pond death
    The federal government's workplace safety watchdog has found "serious" violations in the January death of a civilian diver in the underwater testing facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The findings issued by the Occupational Safety and Health...
  • Classical musicians suffer for their art — literally

    Classical musicians suffer for their art — literally
    So you think classical music is purely a rarefied pursuit, where what matter are creativity, spirit and soul? The musician's body does not agree. Not midway through a high-powered symphony. Not sitting near the crashing cymbals in Tchaikovsky's 1812...
  • Rail workers, I.W.W. organizers hold protest on Near West Side

    About 25 people protested outside a railyard on Chicago’s Near West Side as part of a labor action under way at a small Bedford Park-based locomotive service company. Workers at Mobile Rail Solutions walked off the job Wednesday after three...
  • OSHA orders back pay for pilot fired after emergency landing

    OSHA orders back pay for pilot fired after emergency landing
    Charter pilot Martin Campanella said he thought he was doing the right thing when he refused to fly a plane he believed was unsafe. The Forest Hill resident said he was fired after he made an emergency landing with several passengers aboard a 10-seat...
  • Porn actress' positive HIV test spurs state investigation

    Porn actress' positive HIV test spurs state investigation
    The state agency overseeing workplace safety has opened an investigation into an adult-film studio over a shoot involving an actress who last week tested positive for HIV. Cal/OSHA opened the investigation Thursday into San Francisco-based Kink Studios,...
  • Step right up: Choose the right ladder

    Step right up: Choose the right ladder
    Whatever the size and shape, all ladders come with a duty rating — the maximum weight each is designed to carry. Most household ladders are Type 3, rated up to 200 pounds. Heavier-duty Type 2 units are rated to 225 pounds. Higher ratings include...
  • Worker dies after becoming trapped under asphalt-scraping machine

    Worker dies after becoming trapped under asphalt-scraping machine
    A worker has died after becoming trapped underneath a pavement recycling machine in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, officials said. The accident occurred around 12:45 p.m. in the 6200 block of South May Street, according to Police News...
  • Relative: Worker who died in sewer worried about hazards of job

    Relative: Worker who died in sewer worried about hazards of job
    Gustavo Briceno woke up Wednesday morning feeling something bad was about to happen, according to his family. That night, Briceno was doing maintenance in a sewer when heavy rains sent a surge of water down the pipe where he was working and swept him...