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Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Surge In Reopened JBS Colorado Beef Plant

COVID-19 cases at a JBS meatpacking plant in Colorado have more than doubled “in a number of days” and a sixth employee died of the virus, a union official said on Thursday, underscoring the risks of U.S. meat plants reopening. …

Nebraska Company Fined $84K for Worker’s Death

A Nebraska company faces an $84,000 fine in connection to the May death of a worker who fell while loading a tanker truck. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Farmers Cooperative was being fined for …

Texas Police Identify Worker Killed After Fall From Tower

San Angelo, Texas, police have identified a man who fell 140 feet to his death while working on a downtown telephone tower. A police statement identified the worker as 28-year-old Cody Freeman of The Colony, a northern suburb of Dallas. …

Montana Asphalt Plant Denies OSHA Charges in Worker Death

A Bitterroot Valley, Mont., asphalt company owner has denied charges his company violated federal safety standards in the September 2012 death of an employee. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says MR Asphalt Inc.’s registered agent and president, Martin Romano of Victor, …

Illinois Man Dies Lifting Boxes at Schaumburg Mall

Police in northwest suburban Chicago say a man has died after he fell from a truck lift gate while unloading boxes at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Schaumburg Police Sgt. John Nebl tells the Daily Herald that 44-year-old Eric Terrell of …

Nebraska Roofing Company Cited in Worker’s Fatal Fall

Federal safety authorities cited a roofing company and proposed $70,000 in penalties for a worker’s fatal fall from one Omaha roof to another, the agency said Monday. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said JMA Roofing …

Ex-Texas Chemical Firm Exec Gets Prison for Worker Death

A federal judge has sentenced the former president of a Port Arthur, Texas, chemical company to one year in prison for occupational safety crimes that led to an employee’s death. Matthew Lawrence Bowman is the former president and owner of …

Manufacturer Cited $200,000 in California Worker Death

State health and safety officials have cited a Northern California manufacturing plant after investigating the death of a worker who was crushed in a machine. Cal-OSHA on Tuesday cited the Henkel Corporation more than $200,000 for six violations after the …

Man Dies When Copper Falls on Him in at North Carolina Metal Company

An employee at a metal company in Sanford, N.C., has died after bales of copper wiring fell on him. Police say an employee was working on a forklift near some large stacked bales of copper wiring Monday afternoon when one …

Michigan Tree Trimming Company Suspended After Worker Dies

Traverse City Light & Power has suspended a tree trimming company following the death of one of its workers, who backed into a high-voltage line. The Michigan city-owned utility says the suspension of Trees Inc. will last 30 days, while …