| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:34 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:03 AM
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.
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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....