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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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  • Manchester Builder Cited For 'Serious' OSHA Violations

    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,...
  • Plane cleaners' strike in New York 'not just about Ebola,' union says

    Plane cleaners' strike in New York 'not just about Ebola,' union says
    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. The workers...
  • Newington Business Fined After Worker Loses Parts Of Fingers

    Newington Business Fined After Worker Loses Parts Of Fingers
    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...
  • As economy spikes, stonemasons have their work cut out for them

    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...
  • 'The walking ATM': Being a cab driver is dangerous

    'The walking ATM': Being a cab driver is dangerous
    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...
  • Firm faces fine over historical firehouse renovation

    Firm faces fine over historical firehouse renovation
    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...
  • 40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says

    40-foot tree fell on Six Flags roller coaster, official says
    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...
  • Authorities: 5 treated at Northampton recycling plant after foul odor detected

    Authorities: 5 treated at Northampton recycling plant after foul odor detected
    Something nasty dropped into someone's recycling bin likely sickened five people Monday at Greenstar Recycling in Northampton and triggered a massive emergency response. Shortly after 11 a.m., dozens of ambulances and fire vehicles and officials with...
  • Chicago Home Depot cited for OSHA violations

    A Home Depot on North Kimball Avenue in Avondale has been cited for OSHA violations, including lackof training and maintenance for industrial vehicles, and could face a fine of up to $110,700, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The Occupational...
  • LAUSD criticized for not allowing night practices

    The Los Angeles Unified School District's decision not to allow evening football practices on Wednesday because of heat concerns has caused administrators and coaches to openly question the decision. "I'm about as cautious as it gets, and I think it's...
  • Man killed after falling into wood chipper in Arizona

    Man killed after falling into wood chipper in Arizona
    A landscape gardener was decapitated after falling into a wood chipper in Arizona on Thursday and a police spokesman said no foul play was suspected. The accident happened at an auto dealership in Chandler, a city on the southeast outskirts of Phoenix....