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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, December 15, 2014

A Week of Worker Fatalities

City of Weston work site

OSHA posted four sets of citations last week involving worker fatalities, from a 21-year old crushed by machinery to a worker whose hair was caught in a conveyor.

Worked Killed During Underwater Construction

After the death of a 45-year-old untrained diver, Ric-Man International Inc. was cited for 19 safety violations, including one willful. The employee died while completing surface-supplied air diving during underwater construction activities for the City of Weston.  >> Read full story

Worked Killed by Meat-Packing Conveyor

A 54-year-old worker was fatally injured when his hair and arm caught in an unguarded conveyor system at a meat packing plant. His employer, JBS USA LLC, failed to protect workers from moving machine parts by properly guarding or de-energizing the equipment.   >> Read full story

Worked Crushed by Machine

A 21-year-old machine operator was fatally crushed at Ventra Belvidere LLC while reaching into a machine to align parts made for Chrysler vehicles. OSHA cited the facility for one willful and four serious safety violations for exposing workers to dangerous machinery and other hazards.  >> Read full story

Worked Killed by Nitrogen Exposure

A 23-year-old worker died while conducting sampling of a tank which contained egg products and nitrogen. OSHA has cited the company--known for products such as Papetti's, Crystal Farms, AllWhites and Simply Potatoes--for five serious safety violations, including exposing employees to nitrogen hazards.

OSHA's inspection found that Michael Foods failed to prevent employees from entering permit-required confined spaces. Related to this failure, the company did not ensure that emergency services were proficient in confined space rescues and that appropriate equipment for a confined space rescue could be used to perform one quickly.

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