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Questions Remain Despite Fewer Oregon Workplace Fatalities

Frankie Crispen Jr. had a lot to look forward to this past November. He was set to take the rigorous exam that could elevate him to journeyman electrician after four years as an apprentice. Thanksgiving came the day after the …

OSHA Investigates Elephant Caretaker Death

Federal workplace safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Maine man who was crushed by one of the two elephants in his care. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent an investigator to the site this …

‘Cops’ Film Crew Member Killed by Omaha Police Bullet

When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. In the chaotic scene that …

Nebraska Construction Firm Fined $14,000 After Worker Death

A Hastings-based construction company is facing $14,000 in fines for safety violations regulators found after a worker’s death. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it found three safety violations when it investigated the death of a Werner …

OSHA Citation for Montana Company’s Failure to Report Worker Death

A Butte, Mont., company has paid a $2,000 fine for failing to make a timely report of an employee’s death last fall. Big Sky Rentals employee Jay F. Bickford was in the bucket of a lift on Oct. 18 when …