| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:09 PM
VERNON — A Manchester builder renovating the polluted site of a defunct textile mill has been cited by federal officials for 25 "serious" violations of workplace safety and health standards.
Rockville Construction LLC, 61 Tolland Turnpike,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Nearly 200 airplane cabin cleaners have gone on strike at LaGuardia Airport in New York City after they say their demands for improved health and safety measures to protect them from biohazards and diseases such as Ebola have been denied.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:21 PM
NEWINGTON -- Federal authorities have fined a local cabinet and staircase maker $60,200 after an April accident that cost a worker parts of two fingers.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited West Hartford Stairs & Cabinets for 16...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
By Erinn Hutkin
Gregg Hillier became a stonemason almost by accident.
More than 30 years ago, while working in construction, Hillier started bringing home rocks from construction sites, hoping to use them to create a small front porch. Hillier soon...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:46 PM
United Airlines, flown by the Dallas Ebola patient to the U.S., cites medical experts that there was "zero risk of transmission" on the flights.
Despite the reassurances, the Ebola case has focused attention on the procedures airlines use to keep cabins...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Driving a taxi sits among the most dangerous occupations, according to federal statistics, and seems to consistently snag a spot on lists of most stressful jobs. Cab drivers work long hours while scanning the streets for potential passengers and dealing...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Workers renovating a historic firehouse on the Near North Side of Chicago were exposed to both asbestos and electrical hazards, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday.
One willful citation and...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Some companies run from California's strict regulatory standards on air pollution and emissions. Not Clean Diesel Technologies Inc., where the executives can't imagine being anywhere else.
CDTi manufactures and distributes vehicle emissions control...
| May 14, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Blue Rhino for violating 26 safety violations, some serious, in the wake of the fiery explosion on July 29 that severely burned five workers and left one in a coma for a month. It levied a fine of...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:42 PM
California safety inspectors are investigating what caused the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain to derail on Monday, stranding riders for hours.
Park officials and witnesses described seeing a large branch fall across the tracks at about...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Federal investigators cited five companies for "serious" labor violations in the death of a worker at an Amazon.com warehouse in New Jersey but brought no action against the online retailer itself.
Ronald Smith, a temporary employee, was crushed in a...