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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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  • Sarah Jones' death calls attention to film crews' safety

    Sarah Jones' death calls attention to film crews' safety
    The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt. The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider,"...
  • Letters: Long hours on film sets must change

    Re "Spotlight on film safety," March 22 The father of Sarah Jones, who was killed last month after being struck by a train during a film shoot in Georgia, told me he prays that his daughter's death will not be in vain. He said no film or TV show is...
  • Narrowing the construction gap [Commentary]

    Narrowing the construction gap [Commentary]
    In an effort to be trendy and to tap into a market that appears ripe for the picking, toy companies are newly trying to attract a female audience to building toys, blocks and gears that can be put together to make buildings and inventions. Ostensibly, the...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Death Raises Red Flag for Hollywood

    Not since the tragic deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during the making of "The Twilight Zone: The Movie" 32 years ago has the world's production community been so shaken and outraged by an on-set fatality as the one two weeks ago that claimed...
  • Guild works with agencies probing camera assistant's death in Georgia

    Guild works with agencies probing camera assistant's death in Georgia
    The union representing cinematographers and camera operators said it was working with government agencies investigating the death last week of a camera assistant working on a movie in Georgia. Sarah Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train...
  • Sheriff's Report: 'Midnight Rider' Was Denied Railroad Permit, According to CSX Email

    The sheriff's office of Wayne County, Ga., released an incident report that suggests the production company did not have permission from CSX to shoot a scene on a train trestle and in fact may have been denied such clearance. In the incident report,...
  • 2 deaths at Amazon.com centers investigated by OSHA

    2 deaths at Amazon.com centers investigated by OSHA
    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...
  • Baltimore firm cited in connection with worker death at Amazon plant

    Baltimore firm cited in connection with worker death at Amazon plant
    A Baltimore-based temporary staffing agency faces a $6,000 fine in connection with the death of an employee, who was killed last December after being crushed by a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in New Jersey. Abacus — The...
  • Two deaths at Amazon warehouses being investigated by OSHA

    Two deaths at Amazon warehouses being investigated by OSHA
    Deaths at two Amazon warehouses have come under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Dept. of Labor announced Thursday. The most recent death came on June 1, when Jody Rhodes, 52, was working at an Amazon fulfillment...
  • Cal/OSHA opens investigation into LAX luggage worker's death

    State workplace safety inspectors have opened an investigation into the death of a baggage worker at Los Angeles International Airport despite an initial report indicating he had a heart attack. Based on that report, Erika Monterroza, spokeswoman theĀ ...
  • Campaign Launched to Honor Sarah Jones During Oscars' In Memoriam Tribute

    A petition campaign has been launched to include Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant killed in last week's train accident on the set of "Midnight Rider," in the In Memoriam segment in Sunday's Oscarcast. "Only 27 years old, her promising life...