Weekly Toll: The Last Shift

Weekly Toll

Line worker killed by falling tree in Middletown MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – An Eversource subcontractor was killed in Middletown on Sunday by a falling tree, according to police. At approximately 3:17 p.m. Sunday, a subcontractor for Eversource was repairing a line on Millbrook Road in the area of 1233. As the repair was completed a tree fell on top of the lineman, causing…

Weekly Toll: Workplace Deaths Continue into New Year

Dispatches OSHA

Supermarket Employee Killed in Fall from Ladder Pasco, WA — A supermarket employee, Duoc Tran, fell to his death at Comumbia Market when the ladder he was climbing to retrieve an object for a customer slipped and he fell and hit his head on the floor. [Source Washington Department of Labor and Industries.] Construction worker…

UPDATE: OSHA, the Department of Labor and the Shut Down

OSHA Chaos

Life at the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are in chaos with a growing number of open high-level positions, resignations and Senate failure to move on confirmations. Meanwhile the government shutdown has put a crimp in the leadership’s dream of rolling back regulations. And it doesn’t look to get better anytime soon.