Occupational Safety and Health Administration News

Dallas Crane Collapse Victim Identified as 29-year-old Woman

DALLAS — Residents in North Texas began to come to grips Monday with the widespread damage left after a sudden thunderstorm bearing near hurricane-strength winds rolled through the area and collapsed a crane onto an apartment complex, killing one person …

McDonald’s Workers Want OSHA to Investigate Pattern of Violence

Every 36 hours on average, American local news outlets deliver a new report on violence at a McDonald’s. A group of employees in Chicago say workers bear the brunt of such incidents — enough to constitute a pattern of regular …

Three Thought Dead After Silicon Plant Explosion in Illinois

AUKEGAN, Ill.–Three people missing after an overnight explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone plant are believed dead, authorities said Saturday. Waukegan Fire Marshal Steven Lenzi said crews suspended their search for three employees due to concerns about the stability …

Commission Ruling Adds to Pressure for National Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

A federal commission decision that an employer had a duty to protect a social services worker who was stabbed to death by a client, even though the company did not violate any specific safety standard, reinvigorated advocates who are calling …

Worker Deaths Rise in North Dakota Oil Boom

Oil and gas workers in North Dakota are six times more likely to die on the job than their peers in other states as inexperienced workers join the state’s oil and gas boom, according to a report by a labor …